2.

4 GHz
802.11g
WIRELESS
Model No.

Wireless-G
Home Router

User Guide

WRH54G

Wireless-G Home Router

Copyright and Trademarks
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Linksys is a registered trademark or trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and certain other countries. Copyright © 2007 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

How to Use This User Guide
This User Guide has been designed to make understanding networking with the Wireless-G Home Router easier than ever. Look for the following items when reading this User Guide: This checkmark means there is a note of interest and is something you should pay special attention to while using the Wireless-G Home Router. This exclamation point means there is a caution or warning and is something that could damage your property or the Wireless-G Home Router. This question mark provides you with a reminder about something you might need to do while using the Wireless-G Home Router. In addition to these symbols, there are definitions for technical terms that are presented like this: word: definition. Also, each figure (diagram, screenshot, or other image) is provided with a figure number and description, like this: Figure 0-1: Sample Figure Description Figure numbers and descriptions can also be found in the “List of Figures” section in the “Table of Contents”.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Welcome What’s in this User Guide?

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Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network
Network Topology Ad-Hoc versus Infrastructure Mode Network Layout

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Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router
The Back Panel The Front Panel

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Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router
Overview Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router

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Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router
Overview The Setup Tab - Basic Setup The Setup Tab - DDNS The Setup Tab - MAC Address Clone The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing The Wireless Tab - Basic Wireless Settings The Wireless Tab - Wireless Security The Wireless Tab - MAC Filtering The Wireless Tab - Advanced Wireless Settings The Security Tab - Firewall The Security Tab - VPN Passthrough The Access Restrictions Tab - Internet Access The Applications and Gaming Tab - Port Range Forward The Applications & Gaming Tab - Port Triggering The Applications and Gaming Tab - UPnP The Applications and Gaming Tab - DMZ The Administration Tab - Management

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The Administration Tab - Log The Administration Tab - Diagnostics The Administration Tab - Factory Defaults The Administration Tab - Firmware Upgrade The Administration Tab - Config Management The Status Tab - Router The Status Tab - Local Network The Status Tab - Traffic Statistics The Status Tab - Wireless

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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
Common Problems and Solutions Frequently Asked Questions

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Appendix B: Wireless Security
Security Precautions Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks

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Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware 64 Appendix D: Windows Help 65 Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter 66
Windows 98SE or Me Instructions Windows 2000 or XP Instructions For the Router’s Web-based Utility 66 66 67

Appendix F: Glossary Appendix G: Specifications Appendix H: Warranty Information Appendix I: Regulatory Information Appendix J: Contact Information

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Wireless Security (WPA Personal) Figure 5-20: Wireless Tab .DDNS .DDNS .org Figure 5-13: Setup Tab .TZO.DynDNS.Basic Wireless Settings Figure 5-19: Wireless Tab .Wireless Security (WPA2 Enterprise) 6 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 15 16 16 16 17 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 23 23 .Advanced Routing WAN Port Configure Figure 5-18: Wireless Tab .Advanced Routing (Router) Figure 5-16: Routing Table Figure 5-17: Setup Tab .com Figure 5-14: Setup Tab .Wireless Security (WPA2 Personal) Figure 5-22: Wireless Tab .Wireless-G Home Router List of Figures Figure 3-1: The Router’s Back Panel Figure 3-2: The Router’s Front Panel Figure 4-1: Connecting Your Internet Connection Figure 4-2: Connecting Your Network Devices Figure 4-3: Connecting the Power Figure 4-4: Diagram for Connection to Another Router Figure 4-5: Connecting Another Router Figure 4-6: Connecting Your Network Devices Figure 4-7: Connecting the Power Figure 5-1: Welcome Screen Figure 5-2: Password Screen Figure 5-3: Setup Tab .MAC Address Clone Figure 5-15: Setup Tab .Basic Setup Figure 5-4: DHCP Connection Type Figure 5-5: Static IP Connection Type Figure 5-6: PPPoE Connection Type Figure 5-7: Optional Settings Figure 5-8: Router IP Figure 5-9: Server Settings Figure 5-10: Binding Setting Figure 5-11: Time Setting Figure 5-12: Setup Tab .Wireless Security (WPA Enterprise) Figure 5-21: Wireless Tab .

Firmware Upgrade Figure 5-49: Administration Tab .Wireless Security (RADIUS) Figure 5-24: Wireless Tab .Factory Defaults Figure 5-48: Administration Tab .Router Figure 5-52: Status Tab .Port Range Forward Figure 5-37: Applications and Gaming Tab .Wireless Figure C-1: Upgrade Firmware 24 24 25 25 26 28 29 29 30 30 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41 41 42 42 43 43 44 45 64 .UPnP Figure 5-39: Applications and Gaming Tab .Reboot Figure 5-51: Status Tab .VPN Passthrough Figure 5-30: Security Tab .Wireless Security (WEP) Figure 5-25: Wireless Tab .Config Management Figure 5-50: Administration Tab .Wireless MAC Filter Figure 5-26: MAC Address Filter List Figure 5-27: Wireless Tab .Port Triggering Figure 5-38: Applications and Gaming Tab .ARP Figure 5-31: Access Restrictions Tab .Advanced Wireless Settings Figure 5-28: Security Tab .Local Network Figure 5-53: DHCP Clients Table Figure 5-54: Traffic Statistics Figure 5-55: Status Tab .Diagnostics Figure 5-44: The Ping Test Figure 5-45: The Traceroute Test Figure 5-46: DNS Lookup Figure 5-47: Administration Tab .Log Figure 5-42: Log Table Figure 5-43: Administration Tab .Management Figure 5-41: Administration Tab .DMZ Figure 5-40: Administration Tab .Firewall Figure 5-29: Security Tab .Internet Access Figure 5-32: Internet Policy Summary Figure 5-33: List of PCs Figure 5-34: Port Services Figure 5-35: Single Port Forward Figure 5-36: Applications and Gaming Tab .Wireless-G Home Router Figure 5-23: Wireless Tab .

Wireless-G Home Router Figure E-1: IP Configuration Screen Figure E-2: MAC Address/Adapter Address Figure E-3: MAC Address/Physical Address Figure E-4: MAC Address Filter List Figure E-5: MAC Address Clone 66 66 66 67 67 .

PCs equipped with wireless cards or adapters can communicate without cumbersome cables. you can now share files and Internet access—and even play games. By sharing the same wireless settings. sharing Internet access. networks are not only useful in homes and offices. This is sometimes called a WLAN. and configure it to bridge your different networks. then use the instructions in this Guide to help you connect the Wireless-G Home Router. which is why the network is called “wired”. and the Internet. Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome 1 . spi (stateful packet inspection) firewall: a technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network. All the while. within their transmission radius. supports VPN pass-through. which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. The Router can serve as a DHCP Server. Wi-Fi Protected Access™ 2 (WPA2) protects your data and privacy with up to 128-bit industrial-strength encryption. set it up. They are connected with Ethernet cables. files and fun. PCs on a wired network create a LAN. Networks are even used for playing multiplayer video games. this access can be shared over the four switched ports or via the wireless broadcast at up to 11Mbps for Wireless-B or up to 54Mbps for Wireless-G. So. wpa (wi-fi protected access): a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption. allowing them to communicate with each other. has a powerful SPI firewall to protect your PCs against intruders and most known Internet attacks. You can access one printer from different computers and access data located on another computer's hard drive. The Wireless-G Home Router bridges wireless networks of both 802. wired. Linksys recommends using the Setup CD-ROM for first-time installation of the Router. nat (network address translation): NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet. the Wireless-G Home Router protects your networks from unauthorized and unwelcome users. The Wireless-G Home Router will allow you to network wirelessly better than ever. and can be configured to filter internal users' access to the Internet. wireless. easily and securely. they can also be fun. With the Wireless-G Home Router. lan (local area network): The computers and networking products that make up the network in your home or office.11b and 802. But what does all of this mean? Networks are useful tools for sharing computer resources. Advanced configuration is a snap with the web browser-based interface. or Wireless Local Area Network. How does the Wireless-G Home Router do all of this? A router is a device that allows access to an Internet connection over a network. If you do not wish to run the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM. With your networks all connected. they form a wireless network. These instructions should be all you need to get the most out of the Wireless-G Home Router.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 1: Introduction Welcome Thank you for choosing the Linksys Wireless-G Home Router.11g standards and wired networks. or Local Area Network. firewall: Security measures that protect the resources of a local network from intruders.

Wireless-G Home Router What’s in this User Guide? This user guide covers the steps for setting up and using the Wireless-G Home Router. • Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router This chapter instructs you on how to connect the Router to your network. • Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix describes some problems and solutions. • Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router This chapter describes the physical features of the Router. • Appendix F: Glossary This appendix gives a brief glossary of terms frequently used in networking. • Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network This chapter describes the basics of wireless networking. • Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router This chapter explains how to use the Web-based Utility to configure the settings on the Wireless-G Home Router. • Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware This appendix instructs you on how to upgrade the firmware on the Router should you need to do so. • Chapter 1: Introduction This chapter describes the Router’s applications and this User Guide. regarding installation and use of the Wireless-G Home Router. Chapter 1: Introduction What’s in this User Guide? 2 . This appendix describes how to find the MAC address for your computer’s Ethernet adapter so you can use the MAC filtering and/or MAC address cloning feature of the Router. as well as frequently asked questions. • Appendix B: Wireless Security This appendix explains the risks of wireless networking and some solutions to reduce the risks. such as installing the TCP/IP protocol. • Appendix D: Windows Help This appendix describes how you can use Windows Help for instructions about networking. • Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for your Ethernet Adapter.

Chapter 1: Introduction What’s in this User Guide? 3 . including Technical Support.Wireless-G Home Router • Appendix G: Specifications This appendix provides the technical specifications for the Router. • Appendix I: Regulatory Information This appendix supplies the regulatory information regarding the Router. • Appendix H: Warranty Information This appendix supplies the warranty information for the Router. • Appendix J: Contact Information This appendix provides contact information for a variety of Linksys resources.

The Router transmits data to PCs equipped with wireless network adapters. which serves as the main point of communications in a wireless network. infrastructure: a wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point. You can arrange the Router and multiple access points to work in succession to extend the roaming range. Ad-Hoc versus Infrastructure Mode Unlike wired networks. wireless networks have two different modes in which they may be set up: infrastructure and ad-hoc. which can roam within a certain radial range of the Router. Network Layout The Wireless-G Home Router has been specifically designed for use with both your 802. The drawback of this mode is that in Ad-Hoc mode. If the wireless network is relatively small and needs to share resources only with the other computers on the wireless network. Ad-Hoc mode allows computers equipped with wireless transmitters and receivers to communicate directly with each other. Computers in a WLAN share the same frequency channel and SSID. then the Ad-Hoc mode can be used. An infrastructure configuration is a WLAN and wired LAN communicating to each other through an access point. eliminating the need for a wireless router or access point.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology A wireless local area network (WLAN) is exactly like a regular local area network (LAN). products using these standards can communicate with each other. except that each computer in the WLAN uses a wireless device to connect to the network. An ad-hoc configuration is wireless-equipped computers communicating directly with each other. the wireless network should be set up in Infrastructure mode. If the computers on the wireless network need to be accessible by a wired network or need to share a peripheral. communication between the wirelessequipped computers is limited by the distance and interference directly between them. Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Topology 4 . which is an identification name shared by the wireless devices belonging to the same wireless network. such as the Wireless-G Home Router. such as a printer. ssid (service set identifier): your wireless network’s name. And. with the wired network computers. of course.11g products. and you can set up your wireless network to communicate with your Ethernet hardware as well. ad-hoc: a group of wireless devices communicating directly to each other (peer-topeer) without the use of an access point.11b and 802. Choosing between these two modes depends on whether or not the wireless network needs to share data or peripherals with a wired network or not. Now. The basis of Infrastructure mode centers around a wireless router or an access point. wireless-equipped computers are not able to communicate with computers on a wired network.

With these.linksys. WMP11) for your desktop PC. PCI Adapter (WMP54G. To add more ports. WPC11) for your laptop computers. The Home Router will also communicate with the Wireless PrintServer (WPS54G) and Wireless Ethernet Bridges (WET54G. any of the Wireless-G Home Router's LAN ports can be connected to any of Linksys's switches (such as the SD205 or SD208). such as the Notebook Adapters (WPC54G. When you wish to connect your wireless network with your wired network. Go to the Linksys website at www.11g adapters. and USB Adapter (WUSB54G.11b and 802. WUSB11) when you want to enjoy USB connectivity. your networking options are limitless. WET11). Chapter 2: Planning Your Wireless Network Network Layout 5 .com for more information about products that work with the Wireless-G Home Router. and many other.Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless-G Home Router is compatible with all 802. Linksys products. you can use the Wireless-G Home Router’s four LAN ports.

Power Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router The Back Panel 6 . for approximately five seconds. and other settings) and replace them with the factory defaults. 4) connect the Router to your networked PCs and other Ethernet network devices. wireless security. IMPORTANT: Resetting the Router will erase all of your settings (Internet connection. 2. where the cables are connected. Figure 3-1: The Router’s Back Panel Ethernet 1. Either press the Reset Button. 4 These ports (1.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router The Back Panel The Router's ports. Do not reset the Router if you want to retain these settings.Factory Defaults in the Router's Web-based Utility. 3. Internet Reset Button The Internet port is where you will connect your broadband Internet connection. or restore the defaults from the Administration tab . are located on the back panel. 3. There are two ways to reset the Router's factory defaults. The Power port is where you will connect the power adapter. 2.

this LED will flash. corresponding with the numbered ports on the Router’s back panel. 1. Green. When the diagnostic is complete. These numbered LEDs. Power Green. the Router is actively sending or receiving data over the network. 4 Wireless Internet Chapter 3: Getting to Know the Wireless-G Home Router The Front Panel 7 . 3. When the Router goes through its self-diagnostic mode during every boot-up. If you have SecureEasySetup devices. If the LED is continuously lit. A flashing LED indicates network activity over that port. The Wireless LED lights up whenever there is a successful wireless connection. run the Router’s Setup Wizard CD-ROM and follow the on-screen instructions to use SecureEasySetup. serve two purposes. The Internet LED lights up when there is a connection made through the Internet port. If the LED is flashing. The Power LED lights up and will stay on while the Router is powered on. 2. Green. Figure 3-2: The Router’s Front Panel NOTE: SecureEasySetup is a feature that makes it easy to set up your wireless network.Wireless-G Home Router The Front Panel The Router’s LEDs are located on the front panel. the Router is successfully connected to a device through that port. Green. the LED will be solidly lit.

Fix the direction of the antenna. 3. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Router’s Internet port. 2.” Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem 1. Try to place the Router in a position that will best cover your wireless network. then follow the instructions in “Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router.” If you want to install the Wireless-G Home Router behind another router in your network. If the Wireless-G Home Router will be the only router in your network. follow the instructions in “Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem. connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your cable or DSL broadband modem. the higher you place the antenna. Then. Figure 4-1: Connecting Your Internet Connection Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Overview 8 . the better the performance will be.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Overview This chapter includes two sets of instructions. Power down your network devices. with line of sight to all of your mobile stations. Locate an optimum location for the Router. Normally. The best place for the Router is usually at the center of your wireless network. 4.

Only use the power adapter supplied with the Router. Use of a different power adapter could damage the Router. Use of a different adapter may result in product damage. Figure 4-2: Connecting Your Network Devices 6. Connect your network PCs or Ethernet devices to the Router’s numbered ports using standard Ethernet network cabling.Wireless-G Home Router 5. Figure 4-3: Connecting the Power Now that the hardware installation is complete. proceed to “Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router. IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the power adapter that is supplied with the Router. Connect the AC power adapter to the Router's Power port and the other end into an electrical outlet.” Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Your Broadband Modem 9 .

Then follow these instructions: 1. Power down your network devices. enter the password you have set (the default password is admin).2. In the Network Setup section.Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router Before you install the Router.168. in the Address field. Try to place the Router in a position that will best cover your wireless network. make sure the Router is NOT connected to your network. A password request page will appear. The best place for the Router is usually at the center of your wireless network. refer to the other router’s documentation for instructions on how to change its local IP address to 192.1. The first screen that appears will display the Setup tab. connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to one of the numbered Ethernet ports on your other router. and enter the other router’s default IP address.1. and then exit the Web-based Utility. with line of sight to all of your mobile stations. This is mandatory because both routers may be set to the same IP address by default. Fix the direction of the antennas. 7. 3. Then. however. To access the other router’s Web-based Utility.168. Broadband Modem Router Multiple PCs Figure 4-4: Diagram for Connection to Another Router Figure 4-5: Connecting Another Router Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router 10 . Locate an optimum location for the Router. First. Click the Save Settings button to save your change. 5.1. Then click the OK button. Change this to 192. 4. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Router’s Internet port.168. launch Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. the higher you place the antenna. 2. there is a setting called Local IP Address. If you do not change the other router’s default IP address. then you may not be able to set up the Router. 6. Wireless-G Home Router Internet NOTE: Steps 1-4 are instructions for a typical Linksys router. Normally. 8.168. 192. Now you will begin the hardware installation of Router. which is set to 192. the better the performance will be. Then press Enter.2. you must change the default IP address of the other router. if you are using a nonLinksys router.1.1. Leave the User Name field blank. In the Password field.1.

” Chapter 4: Connecting the Wireless-G Home Router Hardware Installation for Connection to Another Router 11 . Decide which network computers or Ethernet devices you want to connect to the Router. Figure 4-6: Connecting Your Network Devices 10. IMPORTANT: Make sure you use the power adapter that is supplied with the Router. and then connect them to the Router’s numbered ports using standard Ethernet network cabling. Use of a different power adapter could damage the Router. proceed to “Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router. Disconnect the selected computers or devices from the other router. Connect the AC power adapter to the Router's Power port and the other end into an electrical outlet. Use of a different adapter may result in product damage. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Router.Wireless-G Home Router 9. Figure 4-7: Connecting the Power Now that the hardware installation is complete.

most users will use these two screens of the Utility: • Basic Setup. This screen displays the Router’s connection status. launch Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. use this chapter to learn about the Web-based Utility. Click the Administration tab and then the Management tab. After clicking the Advance Setup button. in the Address field. If you want to configure advanced settings. and Status. The Router’s default password is admin. If you do not wish to run the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM. Advance Setup . • Management. Applications & Gaming. On the Welcome screen. The first time you open the Web-based Utility. To access the Web-based Utility. use the default password admin. click the Refresh button to update the information. To secure the Router. enter the settings provided by your ISP. Administration.1. Refer to “Appendix D: Windows Help” for more information on TCP/IP. Access Restrictions.Wireless-G Home Router Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router Overview Linksys recommends using the Setup CD-ROM for first-time installation of the Router. For advanced users. Linksys recommends using the Setup Wizard on the Setup CD-ROM. a password request page appears. Additional tabs will be available after you click one of the main tabs.Click this button to run the Setup Wizard for the first-time software installation process. Web Tech Support .) Leave the User Name field blank. 192. change the Password from its default. Wireless.Click this button to access the Utility’s Log screen. The utility can be accessed via your web browser through use of a computer connected to the Router. Figure 5-2: Password Screen Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router Overview NOTE: For first-time installation.) Then click the OK button. The Utility’s Welcome screen will appear. Then press Enter.Click this button to access on-line help. On the Basic Setup screen. There are seven main tabs: Setup. System Log . then you can use the Web-based Utility to configure the Router. (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen. and enter the Router’s default IP address. you may configure the Router’s advanced settings through the Web-based Utility. Figure 5-1: Welcome Screen 12 . This chapter will describe each web page in the Utility and each page’s key functions.Click this button if you’re an advanced user and want to manually configure the Router or if you want to configure the Router’s advanced settings that are discussed in this chapter. For a basic network setup. HAVE YOU: Enabled TCP/IP on your PCs? PCs communicate over the network with this protocol. you have the following choices: Setup Wizard . (Non-Windows XP users will see a similar screen.1. Security.168.

This is the Router’s Subnet Mask. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Figure 5-3: Setup Tab . the Router’s Internet Connection Type is set to Automatic Configuration .Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Figure 5-4: DHCP Connection Type Gateway. which is the ISP server’s IP address. as seen by users on the Internet (including your ISP). • Static IP. click More. which should be kept only if your ISP supports DHCP or you are connecting through a dynamic IP address. • DHCP. For additional help. when seen from the Internet. By default. select Static IP.Basic Setup The first screen that appears displays the Setup tab. Subnet Mask. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Internet Setup The Internet Setup section configures the Router to your Internet connection. This is the Router’s IP address. Internet IP Address. Your ISP will provide you with at least one DNS (Domain Name System) Server IP Address. DNS. Your ISP will provide you with the IP Address you need to specify here. When you finish making changes to this screen. Internet Connection Type Choose the type of Internet connection your ISP provides from the drop-down menu.Basic Setup 13 . Most of this information can be obtained through your ISP. If you are required to use a permanent or fixed IP address to connect to the Internet. Your ISP will provide you with the Subnet Mask. This allows you to change the Router's general settings. Your ISP will provide you with the Gateway Address.DHCP.Basic Setup Figure 5-5: Static IP Connection Type Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab .

PPPoE Scheduling Dialer. To use this option.Basic Setup Figure 5-6: PPPoE Connection Type 14 . The Router will terminate the PPPOE session after a period of idle time. User name and Password. The default Redial Period is 30 seconds (In other words.Wireless-G Home Router • PPPoE. If Auto Connect On Demand is selected. Note: if your Internet browser is set to block popup windows. the Router will try to establish the PPPoE connection every time it detects an Internet access request. The Router will then terminate the PPPOE session after a period of idle time which can be set by the user. it is suggested that the user selects "Keep Alive" option first. Keep Alive Option. PPPoE with Fixed IP Address. Caution: An inaccurate Router clock setting will void the time specific functions. The default idle time is 5 minutes. the Router will NOT automatically establish PPPOE connection any more even it detects the new Internet access request. Enter the User Name and Password you use when logging onto your ISP through a PPPoE or PPTP connection. some service providers require it for authentication. Note: If your Internet Browser is set to block the popup windows. Click on Show Connection Duration to show the current connection uptime. Some PPPoE based ISPs assign a fixed IP for their PPPOE client. User can also set a timer which can enable Router to popup a message Window automatically to remind the user on the current connection uptime duration. For initial setup of Router. Unless user manually click on Connect to reestablish the connection. Wait for the Router to have a successful Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . This option keeps you connected to the Internet indefinitely. Manual Connect on Demand. you will have to enable PPPoE. enter it here or leave it blank if your ISP doesn't provide this info. Auto Connect on Demand. the Router will check the Internet connection every 30 seconds). Service Name. If Manual Connect On Demand is selected. you will not be able to see the popup window. If they do. which can be set by the user. This feature allows you to connect Internet in scheduling time. Some DSL-based ISPs use PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) to establish Internet connections. Unlike Auto Connect on Demand. you will not be able to see the popup window. If you are connected to the Internet through a DSL line. Click on Show Connection Duration to show the current connection uptime. Provided by ISP. click the radio button next to Keep Alive. even when your connection sits idle. check with your ISP to see if they use PPPoE. User can also set a timer that can enable the Router to pop up a message Window automatically to remind the user of the current connection uptime duration. the Router will try to establish the PPPoE connection ONLY when the first time it detects the Internet access request. The default idle time is 5 minutes. Please leave it blank if your ISP doesn't require it. If your ISP gives you a fixed IP.

Connection time warning. you will be warned before your connection terminates. User can also manually setup the Router clock. Because of the interval of the page refresh timing. You may need to consider changing to different NTP servers. Wait until the Router connects to the internet. If you select this option. The Router will try to connect to an NTP server automatically every time the Internet connect ion gets resumed. the clock may have a maximum of 2 minutes variance. Then you can manually disconnect it by clicking on "Disconnect" button at the "Status" page under "Router" tab. Fixed IP. Caution: An inaccurate Router clock setting will void the "Wireless RF Scheduling" feature. the Router will periodically check your Internet connection. Note: Some cable providers require a specific MAC address for connection to the Internet.Note that shutting down or rebooting the Router will cause the Router clock to be temporarily invalid. And leave Router unused (power-off or not connected to internet) for a long time of period. In the Redial Period field. you will have to check the Router clock and ensure it has the right time by the time you start to use the Router again. Keep Alive Option: Redial Period. you specify how often you want the Router to check the Internet connection. Or leave to have Router automatically disconnect it at the time of scheduled for disconnection you set before. Router will try to connect to the NTP server automatically once the Internet connection resumes. The default Redial Period is 30 seconds. This is to ensure that the "Wireless RF scheduling" feature will function properly. Enter your fixed or static IP address. please reset the Router's clock. If the Router fails to connect to the NTP server. click the radio button next to Keep Alive.Basic Setup 15 . To use this option. If you have enable the "Scheduled Dialing" function. on "Router" tab.Wireless-G Home Router connection to the Internet and gets an NTP time update. Then enable the scheduling/time-specific function. And shutting down or rebooting the Router will also cause the Router clock to temporarily be invalid. This is to ensure that the "Wireless RF scheduling" or other time specific functions will work properly. You can manually click on "Connect" to force the Router to connect to internet. If the Router fails in connecting to the NTP server. If route fails on connect to NTP servers and can't get the time updated. If you select this option. Verify with your ISP before making any changes. please reset the Router clock. If you are disconnected. Optional Settings Figure 5-7: Optional Settings Some of these settings may be required by your ISP. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . You have to Assure the right Router time setting to ensure the proper working of this "Scheduled Dialing" function. If in case you want to access the Internet as the time which is out of the schedule time you setting on the "Scheduled Dialing" function. Then switch to "auto NTP time update". then the Router will automatically re-establish your connection. You may just go to Router's "Status" page.

Basic Setup .1.2 or greater.1. In most cases. you must configure all of your network PCs to connect to a DHCP server (the Router). Router IP This presents both the Router’s IP Address and Subnet Mask as seen by your network. usually cable ISPs. To have the Router select the best MTU for your Internet connection. The default setting. and make sure there is no other DHCP server on your network.168. A DHCP server automatically assigns an IP address to each computer on your network. You may have to check with your ISP to see if your broadband Internet service has been configured with a host and domain name. MTU is the Maximum Transmission Unit. Click Binding Setting to Bind one IP address with a client PC MAC address. Binding Setting. Enter the maximum number of PCs that you want the DHCP server to assign IP addresses to. Starting IP Address.168. Because the Router’s default IP address is 192. The Router can be used as a DHCP server for your network. Enter a value for the DHCP server to start with when issuing IP addresses. The default Starting IP Address is 192. Manual. entered in the Size field. require these names as identification. then select Disable (no other DHCP features will be available). or you don’t want a DHCP server.253.1. leaving these fields blank will work.168. select Auto. Wireless Setup is performed through the Wireless tab.100.Wireless-G Home Router Router Name. Some ISPs. allows you to enter the largest packet size that will be transmitted. but smaller than 192. Figure 5-8: Router IP Network Setup The Network Setup section changes the settings on the network connected to the Router’s Ethernet ports.168. The default is 50. DHCP is enabled by factory default.1. the Starting IP Address must be 192. Host Name/Domain Name. is 1492. If you already have a DHCP server on your network. The recommended size. MTU. These fields allow you to supply a host and domain name for the Router.1. Figure 5-10: Binding Setting 16 Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Setup Tab . If you choose to enable the Router’s DHCP server option. It specifies the largest packet size permitted for Internet transmission. Server Settings (DHCP) Figure 5-9: Server Settings The settings allow you to configure the Router’s Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server function. This number cannot be greater than 253. DHCP Server. You should leave this value in the 1200 to 1500 range. you can type a name of up to 39 characters to represent the Router. Maximum Number of DHCP Users. In this field.

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Client Lease Time. The Client Lease Time is the amount of time a network user will be allowed connection to the Router with their current dynamic IP address. Enter the amount of time, in minutes, that the user will be “leased” this dynamic IP address. After the time is up, the user will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address. The default is 0 minutes, which means one day. Default Gateway. Your ISP will provide you with the Default Gateway address, which is the ISP server’s IP address. Static DNS (1-3). The Domain Name System (DNS) is how the Internet translates domain or website names into Internet addresses or URLs. Your ISP will provide you with at least one DNS Server IP Address. If you wish to use another, type that IP Address in one of these fields. You can type up to three DNS Server IP Addresses here. The Router will use these for quicker access to functioning DNS servers. WINS. The Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) manages each PC’s interaction with the Internet. If you use a WINS server, enter that server’s IP Address here. Otherwise, leave this blank.

Figure 5-11: Time Setting

Time Setting
Set the time in which your network functions on this screen, either manually or automatically. Manual Configuring. Select Manual Configuring, if you want to set the date and time manually. Automatic NTP Updating. Select Automatic NTP Updating if you want the date and time set automatically by time zone.Change the time zone in which your network functions from this pull-down menu. You can automatically adjust for daylight savings time, if you select Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes. NTP Server. The Router keeps a predefined NTP server list. You can also manually set a NTP server as the master server. Update Period. The interval that the Router updates the time from the NTP server.

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The Setup Tab - DDNS
The Router offers a Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) feature. DDNS lets you assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP address. It is useful when you are hosting your own website, FTP server, or other server behind the Router. Before you can use this feature, you need to sign up for DDNS service with a DDNS service provider, www.dyndns.org or www.TZO.com. Enter the information, as appropriate for your service. If you do not want to use this feature, keep the default setting, Disable.

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If your DDNS service is provided by DynDNS.org, then select DynDNS.org from the drop-down menu. If your DDNS service is provided by TZO, then select TZO.com. The features available on the DDNS screen will vary, depending on which DDNS service provider you use.

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System. Select the DynDNS service you use: Dynamic, Static, or Custom. Username, Password, and Host Name. Enter the settings of the account you set up with DynDNS.org. Mail Exchange (Optional). Enter the address of your mail exchange server, so e-mails to your DynDNS address go to your mail server. Backup MX. This feature allows the mail exchange server to be a backup. To enable this feature, select Yes. To disable the feature, keep the default, No. If you are not sure which setting to select, keep the default, No. Wildcard. This setting enables or disables wildcards for your host. For example, if your DDNS address is myplace.dyndns.org and you enable wildcards, then x.myplace.dyndns.org will work as well (x is the wildcard). To enable wildcards, select On. To disable wildcards, keep the default, Off. If you are not sure which setting to select, keep the default, Off. Internet IP Address. This is the Router’s current IP Address as seen on the Internet. Status. The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. Figure 5-12: Setup Tab - DDNS - DynDNS.org

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E-mail Address, Password, and Domain Name. Enter the settings of the account you set up with TZO. Internet IP Address. The Router’s Internet IP address is displayed here. Because it is dynamic, it will change. Status. The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. When you finish making changes to this screen, click the Save Settings button to save the changes, or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. For additional help, click More. Figure 5-13: Setup Tab - DDNS - TZO.com

The Setup Tab - MAC Address Clone
A MAC address is a 12-digit code assigned to a unique piece of hardware for identification. Some ISPs will require you to register a MAC address in order to access the Internet. If you do not wish to re-register the MAC address with your ISP, you may assign the MAC address you have currently registered with your ISP to the Router with the MAC Address Clone feature. Enable/Disable. To have the MAC Address cloned, click the radio button beside Enable. User Defined Entry. Enter the MAC Address registered with your ISP here. Clone Your PC’s MAC Address. Clicking this button will clone the MAC address. Change these settings as described here and click the Save Settings button to apply your changes or Cancel Changes to cancel your changes. Figure 5-14: Setup Tab - MAC Address Clone

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The Setup Tab - Advanced Routing
This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced functions. Operating Mode allows you to select the type(s) of advanced functions you use. Dynamic Routing will automatically adjust how packets travel on your network. Static Routing sets up a fixed route to another network destination. Operating Mode. Select the mode in which this Router will function. If this Router is hosting your network’s connection to the Internet, select Gateway. If another Router exists on your network, select Router. When Router is chosen, Dynamic Routing will be enabled. Dynamic Routing. This feature enables the Router to automatically adjust to physical changes in the network’s layout and exchange routing tables with the other Router(s). The Router determines the network packets’ route based on the fewest number of hops between the source and the destination. This feature is Disabled by default. From the drop-down menu, you can also select LAN & Wireless, which performs dynamic routing over your Ethernet and wireless networks. You can also select WAN, which performs dynamic routing with data coming from the Internet. Finally, selecting Both enables dynamic routing for both networks, as well as data from the Internet. Figure 5-15: Setup Tab - Advanced Routing (Router) Static Routing. To set up a static route between the Router and another network, select a number from the Select set number drop-down list. (A static route is a pre-determined pathway that network information must travel to reach a specific host or network.) Enter the information described below to set up a new static route. (Click the Delete This Entry button to delete a static route.) Enter Route Name. Enter a name for the Route here, using a maximum of 25 alphanumeric characters. Destination LAN IP. The Destination LAN IP is the address of the remote network or host to which you want to assign a static route. Subnet Mask. The Subnet Mask determines which portion of a Destination LAN IP address is the network portion, and which portion is the host portion. Default Gateway. This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the Router and the remote network or host. Figure 5-16: Routing Table Hop Count. Hop Count is the number of hops to each node until the destination is reached (16 hops maximum). Enter the Hop Count in the field provided. Interface. This interface tells you whether the Destination IP Address is on the LAN & Wireless (Ethernet and wireless networks), or the WAN (Internet). Click the Show Routing Table button to view the Static Routes you’ve already set up.

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If you have only 802.Advanced Routing WAN Port Configure Figure 5-18: Wireless Tab . select B-Only.11b devices. select G-Only. they will detect the SSID broadcast by the Router. then select Disable. If wireless Client (STA) is quite close to the Router. With this WAN port configuration. Make sure this setting is the same for all devices in your wireless network. If you do not want to broadcast the Router's SSID. It is case-sensitive and must not exceed 32 characters (use any of the characters on the keyboard). click More. The default setting is Auto Negotiation for WAN Port. Otherwise. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen.WAN Port Configure WAN Port Configure. For added security. Wireless RF Scheduling.Basic Wireless Settings The basic settings for wireless networking are set on this screen. Wireless RF control allows the user to set 3 different levels of RF output. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Enable. If you do not have any 802. If you have a link problem with a cable/DSL Modem or switch port. Wireless RF Control. Mixed. Wireless RF Scheduling function is for Router to automatically turn ON or OFF the Wi-FI Radio based on the specific time that you set. you can select the wireless standards running on your network.Basic Wireless Settings 21 . Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab .11g and 802.11b devices in your network. you should change the default SSID (linksys) to a unique name. The SSID must be identical for all devices in the wireless network. you may consider configuring the WAN port's fixed Speed or duplex Mode. Wireless SSID Broadcast. Blue color symbolizes ON. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. The Setup Tab . keep the default setting. Make sure the Router clock is correct. you can manually set the WAN port speed and the duplex mode. The SSID is the network name shared among all devices in a wireless network. Wireless Network Name (SSID).Wireless-G Home Router When you finish making changes to this screen. If you have both 802. and OFF is in color Gray. This function has been set as disable by default. To broadcast the Router's SSID. When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks to associate with. Wireless Channel. you may consider adjusting the RF output to "Medium" or "Low" level for reducing the RF coverage.Basic Wireless Settings Figure 5-17: Setup Tab . From this drop-down menu. select Disable. If you have only 802. this feature will be invalidated. The scheduler is in hourly basis. Standard . This means that Router's RF will be always ON. Click on the legend for changing its status.11g devices. All devices in your wireless network must be broadcast on the same channel in order to function correctly. Wireless Network Mode. The Wireless Tab .this is based on Wi-Fi RF regulation for best RF coverage.11g and 802. Select the appropriate channel from the list provided to correspond with your network settings. For additional help. keep the default setting.11b devices in your network.

(This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. you may need to consider changing to different NTP servers. You have to ensure that the Router has a correct time setting to make this Wireless RF Scheduling feature function properly. and WEP.) First. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. TKIP and AES. WPA Enterprise. IMPORTANT: If you are using WPA. Router will automatically check the NTP in correcting the time when its internet connection resumes.Wireless-G Home Router Caution: The Router is not designed to have a built-in battery mechanism for a real time clock. This option features WPA used in coordination with a RADIUS server. There are six wireless security mode options supported by the Router: WPA Personal. For detailed instructions on configuring wireless security for the Router. turn to “Appendix B: Wireless Security. TKIP or AES. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys.” WPA Personal. or else the network will not function properly. In case that the NTP is unreachable. When you finish making changes to this screen. always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WPA method and shared key. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys. For additional help. RADIUS stands for Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Because of the interval of the page refresh timing. WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA2 is stronger than WPA. Then enter a Group Key Renewal period. WPA Enterprise is WPA used in coordination with a RADIUS server. Enter a WPA Shared Key of 8-63 characters. If Router fails to connect to NTP servers and can't get the time updated.Wireless Security (WPA Enterprise) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes.Wireless Security The Wireless Security settings configure the security of your wireless network. with dynamic encryption keys. The Wireless Tab . Shutting down or rebooting the Router will cause the Router clock to be out of date.) These are briefly discussed here. WPA2 Enterprise. Figure 5-20: Wireless Tab . along with a key shared between the Router and the server. TKIP or AES. Figure 5-19: Wireless Tab . Select the type of algorithm. Enter the RADIUS server’s IP Address and port number. RADIUS. Last.Wireless Security 22 . select the type of WPA algorithm you want to use. you will have to check the Router clock and ensure that it has the right time at the moment that you start to use it again. which is a security standard stronger than WEP encryption. WPA2 Personal. WPA gives you two encryption methods. the clock may have a maximum of 2 minutes variance. click More. enter a Key Renewal Timeout. user will have to reconfigure the Router clock to ensure that all these time-specific functions will work properly. (WEP stands for Wired Equivalent Privacy. If you have enabled the Wireless RF Scheduling function and leave the Router unused (power-off or not connected to internet) for a long period of time.Wireless Security (WPA Personal) WPA Enterprise.

Enter a WPA Shared Key of 8-63 characters. Figure 5-21: Wireless Tab . enter a Key Renewal Timeout. Then enter a Group Key Renewal period. along with a key shared between the Router and the server. with dynamic encryption keys. Enter the RADIUS server’s IP Address and port number. This option features WPA2 used in coordination with a RADIUS server. Select the type of algorithm. TKIP and AES.Wireless Security (WPA2 Personal) WPA2 Enterprise. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. select the type of WPA algorithm you want to use.Wireless Security 23 . or TKIP + AES. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys. or TKIP + AES. WPA2 gives you two encryption methods. which instructs the Router how often it should change the encryption keys.) First.Wireless-G Home Router WPA2 Personal. AES. AES.Wireless Security (WPA2 Enterprise) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . Last. Figure 5-22: Wireless Tab .

either generate a WEP key using the Passphrase or enter the WEP key manually.Wireless Security 24 . enter the RADIUS server’s IP Address and port number. or else your wireless network will not function properly.Wireless Security (RADIUS) WEP. Then. For detailed instructions on configuring wireless security for the Router. click More.Wireless-G Home Router RADIUS. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. select a Default Transmit Key (choose which Key to use).) First. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. IMPORTANT: If you are using WEP encryption. which is not as secure as WPA. For additional help. always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same WEP encryption method and encryption key. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Then either generate a WEP key using the Passphrase or enter the WEP key manually. 64 bits 10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits. select a Default Transmit Key (choose which Key to use). WEP is a basic encryption method. Figure 5-23: Wireless Tab . Last. 64 bits 10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits. turn to “Appendix B: Wireless Security.Wireless Security (WEP) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . along with a key shared between the Router and the server. and a level of WEP encryption. To use WEP. When you finish making changes to this screen.” Figure 5-24: Wireless Tab . This option features WEP used in coordination with a RADIUS server. (This should only be used when a RADIUS server is connected to the Router. and a level of WEP encryption.

to whom you wish to provide or block access. If you do not wish to filter users by MAC Address. click Enable. Clicking this button will allow wireless access by MAC Address. On this screen. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Wireless MAC Filter. you can list users.Wireless MAC Filter Figure 5-26: MAC Address Filter List Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . To filter wireless users by MAC Address.MAC Filtering Wireless access can be filtered by using the MAC addresses of the wireless devices transmitting within your network’s radius. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen.Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . Clicking this button will block wireless access by MAC Address. select Disable. When you finish making changes to this screen.MAC Filtering 25 . Permit Only. Prevent. For additional help. Clicking this button will open the MAC Address Filter List. Figure 5-25: Wireless Tab . click More. by MAC Address. either permitting or blocking access. For easy reference. click the Wireless Client MAC List button to display a list of network users by MAC Address. Edit MAC Filter List.

Frame Burst. The Router will advertise its Basic Rate to the other wireless devices in your network. when the Router can transmit at all standard wireless rates. When the Router has buffered broadcast or multicast messages for associated clients. or you can select Auto to have the Router automatically use the fastest possible data rate and enable the Auto-Fallback feature. CTS (Clear-To-Send) Protection Mode should remain disabled unless you are having severe problems with your Wireless-G products not being able to transmit to the Router in an environment with heavy 802.Advanced Wireless Settings This tab is used to set up the Router’s advanced wireless functions. Beacon Interval. for use with older wireless technology. the sender and the recipient do NOT use a WEP key for authentication. and All. The Router will also advertise that it will automatically select the best rate for transmission. indicates the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM). which allows either Open System or Shared Key authentication to be used. A beacon is a packet broadcast by the Router to synchronize the wireless network. The default setting is Default. A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. This function boosts the Router’s ability to catch all Wireless-G transmissions but will severely decrease performance. The Beacon Interval value indicates the frequency interval of the beacon. With Open System authentication. it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value.11b traffic. If you want to specify the Router’s rate of data transmission. The default is set to Auto. Other options are 1-2Mbps.Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . Authentication Type.Advanced Wireless Settings 26 . CTS Protection Mode. DTIM Interval. With Shared Key authentication. Enabling this option should provide your network with greater performance. The default value is 100. Auto-Fallback will negotiate the best possible connection speed between the Router and a wireless client. The default value is Auto. You can select from a range of transmission speeds.535 milliseconds. The Basic Rate setting is not actually one rate of transmission but a series of rates at which the Router can transmit. between 1 and 255. Figure 5-27: Wireless Tab . keep the default. configure the Transmission Rate setting. so they know which rates will be used. Disable. Basic Rate. These settings should only be adjusted by an expert administrator as incorrect settings can reduce wireless performance.Advanced Wireless Settings Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . Its clients hear the beacons and awaken to receive the broadcast and multicast messages. the sender and recipient use a WEP key for authentication. Transmission Rate. depending on the manufacturer of your wireless products. Enter a value between 1 and 65. The rate of data transmission should be set depending on the speed of your wireless network. when the Router can transmit at all wireless rates. If you are not sure how to use this option. The default value is 1. The Basic Rate is not the actual rate of data transmission. This value.

the RTS/CTS mechanism will not be enabled. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network performance. The maximum number of wireless clients that are allowed to connect to the Router concurrently. The more you connect. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Wireless Tab . usually the less speed each client will have . When this feature is enabled.Advanced Wireless Settings 27 . If you experience a high packet error rate. If a network packet is smaller than the preset RTS threshold size. After receiving an RTS.type of network application etc.It also depends on the network traffic density . To achieve better wireless performance on each wireless client. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Max Association. only minor reduction of the default value. STA Isolation. In most cases. The default value is set at 16. is recommended. For additional help. 64 and Best Effort. Only minor reduction of the default value is recommended. Please note that this is a sharing of the total bandwidth. each of your wireless client will be in its own virtual network and will not be able to communicate with each other. you may slightly increase the Fragmentation Threshold.Wireless-G Home Router Fragmentation Threshold. You can choose from 8. 16. it is highly suggested to set the lowest value to be suitable for your connection numbers. RTS Threshold. Should you encounter inconsistent data flow. Creates a separate virtual network for your wireless network. click More. The Router sends Request to Send (RTS) frames to a particular receiving station and negotiates the sending of a data frame. You may want to utilize this feature if you have many guests that frequent your wireless network. 32. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. This value specifies the maximum size for a packet before data is fragmented into multiple packets. The RTS Threshold value should remain at its default value of 2347. it should remain at its default value of 2346. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. When you finish making changes to this screen. 2347. the wireless station responds with a Clear to Send (CTS) frame to acknowledge the right to begin transmission.

Select to enable cookie filtering. Select to filter multicasting. Filter Internet NAT Redirection. you run the risk of not having access to Internet sites created using this programming language. If you deny ActiveX. or deselect to disable this feature. Filter IDENT (Port 113). or Deselect to disable this feature. Filter ActiveX. Select to filter Internet NAT redirection.Firewall 28 . Filter Java Applets. A cookie is data stored on your computer and used by Internet sites when you interact with them. Select to filter port 113. or Deselect to disable this feature. Filter Cookies. Multicasting allows for multiple transmissions to specific recipients at the same time. Block WAN Requests Block WAN Requests. or deselect to disable this feature. then the Router will allow IP multicast packets to be forwarded to the appropriate computers. If you deny Java Applets. or Deselect to disable this feature.Wireless-G Home Router The Security Tab . Firewall Protection. This feature employs Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) for a more detailed review of data packets entering your network environment. Additional Filters Filter Proxy. Select to enable Java Applet filtering. Use these features to enhance the security of your network. Deselect to allow anonymous Internet requests. This feature is enabled by default. ActiveX is a programming language for websites. Select to enable ActiveX filtering. and block anonymous Internet requests. If multicasting is permitted. Java is a programming language for websites. This feature uses port forwarding to block access to local servers from local networked computers. Denying Filter Proxy will disable access to any WAN proxy servers. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Security Tab . Both functions of the Block WAN Request feature make it more difficult for outside users to work their way into your network. select filters to block specific Internet data types. or deselect to disable this feature. by other Internet users. you run the risk of not having access to Internet sites created using this programming language.The Block WAN Request feature also reinforces your network security by hiding your network ports.Firewall You can enable or disable the firewall. or deselect to disable this feature. Filter Multicast. or detected. This feature keeps port 113 from being scanned by devices outside of your local network.Firewall Figure 5-28: Security Tab . Select to enable proxy filtering. Use of WAN proxy servers may compromise the device's security. Enable the Block WAN Request feature by checking the box beside Block Anonymous Internet Requests and you can prevent your network from being pinged.

For additional help. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes.VPN Passthrough Use the settings on this tab to allow VPN tunnels using IPSec. When you finish making changes to this screen. L2TP Passthrough. To allow IPSec tunnels to pass through the Router. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Set frequency for Router to broadcast the MAC address. To allow PPTP tunnels to pass through the Router. IPSec Pass-Through is enabled by default. the Router will ignore the new add-in. Figure 5-29: Security Tab . the Router will replace it with the new MAC address. To manually specify the number of broadcast per second. ARP Broadcast Rate.ARP Note that if the entry of IP-MAC address mapping list already exists. PPTP Passthrough. To add a new IP-MAC address mapping list. "0" value means that the broadcast will not be sent out. If the IP address is already entered.Wireless-G Home Router When you finish making changes to this screen. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a suite of protocols used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer. PPTP PassThrough is enabled by default. enter the IP address and MAC Address accordingly on the top section. click Enable. click More. the frequency is 1 to 9 times per second. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Enable/Disable the Prevent ARP attack. choose "Fixed schedule". Then click the "Add" button to add it into the list below. Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) allows the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. Click on "Edit IP-MAC mapping list" to enter into IP-MAC binding page. If "Random" is selected. or L2TP protocols to pass through the Router’s firewall. Edit IP-MAC mapping list.VPN Passthrough 29 . Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol is the method used to enable Point-to-Point sessions via the Internet on the Layer 2 level. To allow L2TP tunnels to pass through the Router. Figure 5-30: Security Tab . Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Security Tab . click Enable. IPSec Passthrough. PPTP. L2TP Pass-Through is enabled by default. The Security Tab .ARP Prevent ARP attack. click Enable.VPN Passthrough The Security Tab . For additional help. click More. click the Save Settings button to save the changes.

On the List of PCs screen. such as Internet access. If you want to block the listed PCs from Internet access during the designated days and time. Enter the appropriate MAC addresses into the MAC fields. 7. 5. 4.Internet Access Figure 5-32: Internet Policy Summary Figure 5-33: List of PCs 30 . If you want the listed PCs to be able to access the Internet during the designated days and time. which are identified by their IP or MAC addresses. during the days and time periods specified. Click Delete to delete a policy or Summary to view a summary of the policy. Allows or denies the client PCs that are not in the Internet Access Policy table. 6. then keep the default setting. 3. Click the Apply button to save your changes. Select the policy number (1-10) in the drop-down menu. Enter the appropriate IP addresses into the IP fields. Set the days when access will be filtered. websites. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab . The Access Restrictions Tab . Click the Close button to return to the Filters screen. specify PCs by IP address or MAC address. select first the checkbox of entry that you want to delete. then click the radio button next to Enable Internet Access for Listed PCs. Then click on "Delete" button.Internet Access The Internet Access screen allows you to block or allow specific kinds of Internet usage and traffic. Select Everyday or the appropriate days of the week. designated services. follow these instructions: Figure 5-31: Access Restrictions Tab . Internet Access Policy. Then click on "Add" button to add it into the list. User can also utilize the ARP Search button to automatically search for the current IP-MAC address mapping list in the ARP table.Wireless-G Home Router The lower portion of this page is the list of IP-MAC mapping entries. Finally. Click the Edit List of PCs button. 2. and inbound traffic during specific days and times. complete the appropriate IP Range fields. To delete one entry. Default Policy. This feature allows you to customize up to ten different Internet Access Policies for specified PCs. click Save to save all the changes. If you have a range of IP addresses to filter. Enter a name in the Enter Profile Name field. Click the Cancel button to cancel your unsaved changes.Internet Access 1. Disable Internet Access for Listed PCs. To create or edit a policy. Click the checkbox of the entries that you want to add into the mapping list.

so shutting down or rebooting the Router will cause the Router clock to be out-of-date. you will have to reconfigure the Router clock to ensure that all these time-specific functions will work properly. Select 24 Hours. Blocked Services. Also you can set up to 10 access control policies to deny the PC or certain types of Internet services in a certain time to access the Internet. Timing Control.Internet Access Figure 5-34: Port Services 31 . It has allow or deny options. Website Blocking by Keyword. You may assign a name to your policy. Days.Wireless-G Home Router 8. you will have to check the Router clock and ensure it has the right time by the time you start to use the Router again. If you select allow as the default action. This is the global control of the Router's default access rule. You may choose to block access to certain services. 9. the Router by default will deny all types of access at any time to access the internet. To create or edit additional policies. Click the Add to Policy button to save your changes and active it. (Also known as the White List. You have to make sure of the right Router time setting to ensure that Timing Control function works correctly. Policy Name.) Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab . Set the time when access will be filtered. you can set up to 10 access control policies to allow the PCs or certain types of Internet services in a certain time to access the Internet. Enter the time of the day you would like your policy to apply. Aalso known as the Black List. repeat steps 1-9. or check the box next to From and use the dropdown boxes to designate a specific time period. Default Access Rule. Click Add/Edit Services to modify these settings. 10. Status.) If Deny has been selected as a default rule. Choose the day of the week you would like your policy to be applied. the Router will allow all types of applications at any time to access the Internet. You can block access to certain websites by entering their URL. You can block access to certain website by the keywords contained in their webpage. Also. Because of the interval of the page refresh timing. Enable or disable a policy. If the Router fails to connect to the NTP servers and can't get the time updated. If you have enabled the Timing Control on Internet Access function and leave the Router unused (power-off or not connected to internet) for a long period of time. Website Blocking by URL. the clock may have a maximum of two minutes variance. you may need to change to different NTP servers. In case that the NTP is unreachable. The Router is not designed to have a built-in battery mechanism for a real time clock. The Router will automatically check the NTP and correct the time when its internet connection resumes.

Internet Access Figure 5-35: Single Port Forward 32 . Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. In service selection menu. The Router factory default setting is allow. When you finish making changes to this screen. A protocol used to transfer files over a TCP/IP network (Internet. the other Web URL address and Web Keyword options will become invalid. click More. (Specialized Internet applications are any applications that use Internet access to perform functions such as videoconferencing or online gaming. In order to use Web URL address or Web Keyword options. The Applications and Gaming Tab . The preset applications are among the most widely used Internet applications. if you select the HTTP service. For additional help. such as web servers. click the Cancel Changes button. they are typically uploaded to the web server using FTP. Router will automatically create one policy rule (as rule #1 in the list) "default dns allow". the Router will delete all previous settings accordingly. after developing the HTML pages for a website on a local machine. e-mail servers. 2. You can edit or remove it. Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and must have a new static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when using the DHCP function. Certain applications may require to open specific ports in order for it to function correctly. or other specialized Internet applications.Single Port Forward Single Port Forward. If the default policy rule has been changed from allow to deny or vice versa. This rule is editable. this sets up public services on your network.Wireless-G Home Router Note: 1. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab .). or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Examples of these applications include servers and certain online games. They include the following: FTP (File Transfer Protocol). etc. Click the Save Settings button to save the policy’s settings. For example. This is to give convenience to allow the basic Internet surfing service application. Basically. UNIX.) When users send this type of request to your network via the Internet. ftp servers. Applications. For custom applications. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Ten applications are preset. To cancel the policy’s settings. select None in Services Selection menu. 3. the Router will automatically bring it to the 2nd entry of the list. Router will only save the current settings of access policy rules. Some Internet applications may not require any forwarding. enter the name of your application in one of the available fields. If happens you just key in the rule in the first entry of the list. the Router will forward those requests to the appropriate PC.

bridge. A standard mail server commonly used on the Internet.) to the workstation console used to oversee the network.Port. The protocol used to connect to Usenet groups on the Internet. The way that Internet domain names are located and translated into IP addresses. Its primary function is to establish a connection with a web server and transmit HTML pages to the client web browser. A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol). The agents return information contained in a MIB (Management Information Base). The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. POP3 is a simple system with little selectivity. Protocol. The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet.Port. Data is passed from SNMP agents. Usenet newsreaders support the NNTP protocol. which stores and forwards the mail. TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol). A version of the TCP/IP FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability. POP3 uses the SMTP messaging protocol. Fingering requires entering the full user@domain address. Enter the number of the Int. Router. please select Both. A UNIX command widely used on the Internet to find out information about a particular user. Select TCP if the application requires TCP. POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3). A domain name is a meaningful and easy-to-remember "handle" for an Internet address. Finger. SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). whether the user is currently logged on.Wireless-G Home Router Telnet. such as a telephone number. etc. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). It is a TCP/IP protocol that defines the message format and the message transfer agent (MTA). It provides a message store that holds incoming e-mail until users log on and download it. All pending messages and attachments are downloaded at the same time. which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub.Port(the port number seen by users on the Internet). The person being "fingered" must have placed his or her profile on the system in order for the information to be available. DNS (Domain Name System). If the application requires both TCP and UDP. HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol). Int. etc. Ext.).Internet Access 33 . Or select UDP if the application requires UDP. which is a data structure that defines what is obtainable from the device and what can be controlled (turned off. A terminal emulation protocol commonly used on Internet and TCP/IP-based networks. on. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Access Restrictions Tab . Enter the number of the Ext.Port). It allows a user at a terminal or computer to log onto a remote device and run a program.Port (the port number used by inter users which corresponds with Ext. and the last time the user was logged on.

Protocol. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. The criteria are described here. such as web servers. Enter the IP Address of the PC running the application. Enter the protocol used for this application. For additional help. For each application. enter the name you wish to give the application. Click the Enable checkbox to enable port forwarding for the relevant application.Port Range Forward Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab . Enter the number that starts the port range under Start and the number that ends the range under End. click More. e-mail servers. Start/End. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Figure 5-36: Applications and Gaming Tab . When you finish making changes to this screen. Some Internet applications may not require any forwarding. In this field. The Applications and Gaming Tab . Enable. either TCP or UDP. Enable. Each name can be up to 12 characters.Port Range Forward The Applications and Gaming Tab allows you to set up public services on your network. This is the port range. click the Save Settings button to save the changes.Wireless-G Home Router IP Address. or other specialized Internet applications. Application.) To forward a port. Check all the values and click Save Settings to save your settings. ftp servers. Click the Enable checkbox to enable port forwarding for the application. enter the IP Address of the PC running the specific application. IP Address. Click the Cancel Changes button to cancel your unsaved changes. (Specialized Internet applications are any applications that use Internet access to perform functions such as videoconferencing or online gaming. enter the information on each line for the criteria required. or Both.Port Range Forward 34 .

click More. The IP address of the computer that sends the matching data is remembered by the Router. Start Port. Enter the ending port number of the Forwarded Range. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. list the triggered port number range. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes.Wireless-G Home Router The Applications & Gaming Tab . Enter the starting port number of the Forwarded Range. Check with the Internet application documentation for the port number(s) needed. When you finish making changes to this screen. End Port. Enter the application name of the trigger. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications & Gaming Tab .Port Triggering 35 . list the forwarded port number range. For additional help. Application. Check with the Internet application documentation for the port number(s) needed. Triggered Range For each application. the data is pulled back to the proper computer by way of IP address and port mapping rules. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Start Port. Figure 5-37: Applications and Gaming Tab .Port Triggering Forwarded Range For each application. Enter the ending port number of the Triggered Range.Port Triggering The Port Triggering screen allows the Router to watch outgoing data for specific port numbers. End Port. Enter the starting port number of the Triggered Range. so that when the requested data returns through the Router.

Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. Delete UPnP Port Forwarding Mappings in boot time: Enable this function will let Router to remove all the previous auto saved UPnP port forwarding entries. You can also manually click on "Delete All" button to remove all current forwarding mapping entries. When you finish making changes to this screen. Figure 5-38: Applications and Gaming Tab . click the Save Settings button to save the changes.UPnP The UPnP Forwarding screen displays preset application settings as well as options to customize port services for other applications. For additional help. click More. UPnP: Certain applications may require to open specific ports in order for it to function correctly.Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab .UPnP 36 . Examples of these applications include servers and certain online games. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes.UPnP Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab .

Figure 5-39: Applications and Gaming Tab .DMZ The DMZ feature allows one network user to be exposed to the Internet for use of a special-purpose service. To expose one PC. Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and should have a new static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when using the DHCP function. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. select Enable. For additional help. exposing the computer to the Internet. enter the computer's IP address in the DMZ Host IP Address field or enter the computer’s MAC address in the DMZ Host MAC Address field.Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab .DMZ 37 . When you finish making changes to this screen. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. DMZ hosting forwards all ports to one PC at the same time. The Port Range Forward feature is more secure because it only opens the ports you want to have opened. click More. whereas DMZ hosting opens all ports of one computer.DMZ Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Applications and Gaming Tab . Then.

Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. You will only be able to access the web-based utility via a wired connection if you disable the setting. Select Enable to enable wireless access to the Router’s web-based utility or Disable to disable wireless access to the utility. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen.Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. keep the default setting.The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web. You will need to enter the Router’s password when accessing the Router this way.Management This section of the Administration tab allows the network’s administrator to manage specific Router functions for access and security. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. HTTPS . verify that Enable is selected. Local Router Access. Remote Router Access.Management 38 . When you finish making changes to this screen. from outside the network. Wireless Web Management Access.Log Figure 5-42: Log Table Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . Enter a new Router password and then type it again in the Re-enter to confirm field to confirm. Wireless Access Web . When you finish making changes to this screen.Log The Router can keep logs of all traffic for your Internet connection. Figure 5-40: Administration Tab . For additional help. enter the port number that will be open to outside access. You can change the Router’s password from here. Select HTTP or HTTPS. HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol) . click More.If you are using your Wireless Router in a public domain where you are giving wireless access to your guests. For additional help. Then. click More. as usual.Management The Administration Tab . Figure 5-41: Administration Tab . you can disable wireless access to the Router’s web-based utility.Uses SSL (Secured Socket Layer) to encrypt data transmitted for higher security. select Enable. To disable the Log function. When you wish to view the log. To monitor traffic between the network and the Internet. To access the Router remotely. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Disable. click Show Log.

click Clear Log to clear the field. click More. Click the Close button to return to the Diagnostics screen. You can use DNS Lookup to find an IP address from a domain name. Enter the Domain Name into the field.Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. To stop the test. click the Stop button. The Ping Test screen will then display the test results. click the Stop button. Click the Clear Log button to clear the screen. Ping Test. click the Traceroute button.Diagnostics 39 . For additional help.Diagnostics DNS Lookup. Click Stop to stop the query. When you finish making changes to this screen. Figure 5-44: The Ping Test Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . click the Save Settings button to save the changes. Figure 5-43: Administration Tab . then click DNS Lookup. Then. and click Close to close the screen. The Ping test will check the status of a connection. To stop the test. Enter the address of the PC whose connection you wish to test and click the Traceroute button. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen.Diagnostics The diagnostic tests (Ping. Enter the address of the PC whose connection you wish to test and how many times you wish to test it. and DNS Lookup) allow you to check the connections of your network components. Click the Close button to return to the Diagnostics screen. Click the Clear Log button to clear the screen. Traceroute Test. Click the Ping button to open the Ping Test screen. To test the performance of a connection. click the Ping button. The Traceroute screen will then display the test results. Traceroute.

Wireless-G Home Router Figure 5-45: The Traceroute Test Figure 5-46: DNS Lookup Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router 40 .

Config Management Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab . Then. When you finish making changes to this screen. Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are restored. and then click the Save Settings button. For more information about upgrading firmware. To restore the Router’s configuration file. Figure 5-47: Administration Tab . Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. which you can download from the Linksys website. refer to “Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware”. After you select the file. click the Browse button to locate the file. Figure 5-48: Administration Tab . click the Restore button.Factory Defaults Select Yes to reset all configuration settings to their default values. For additional help. which allows for a safer updgrade. You can also click the Safe Mode Upgrade link. and follow the on-screen instructions.Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab .Factory Defaults 41 . click More.Firmware Upgrade Firmware can be upgraded by clicking the Upgrade button after browsing for the firmware. or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. follow the on-screen instructions. This feature is disabled by default. Do not upgrade your firmware unless you are experiencing problems with the Router. Figure 5-49: Administration Tab .Config Management This screen is used to back up or restore the Router’s configuration file. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. To back up the Router’s configuration file.Firmware Upgrade The Administration Tab . click the Backup button.Factory Defaults The Administration Tab .

or click the Cancel Changes button to undo your changes. Figure 5-51: Status Tab .Wireless-G Home Router The Administration Tab .Reboot The Status Tab . Firmware Version. You can Connect or Disconnect your connection here by clicking on that button. All of your settings will reset to the default settings.Router The Router screen on the Status Tab displays the Router’s current status. select Yes for Reboot the Device. For additional help. MAC Address. This information was entered on the Setup Tab. This is the Router’s current firmware. as seen by your ISP. This shows the information required by your ISP for connection to the Internet. When you finish making changes to this screen. Help information is shown on the right-hand side of the screen. then click the Save Settings button. Domain Name. Configuration Type. This is the Router’s MAC Address. this would have been entered on the Setup Tab. Host Name. as you set on the Setup Tab. click the Save Settings button to save the changes. This shows the time. If required by your ISP. this would have been entered on the Setup Tab. Current Time. Router Name. which you set on the Setup Tab. Figure 5-50: Administration Tab . To reboot the Router.Router 42 . This is the specific name for the Router. If required by your ISP.Reboot The Reboot screen is used to reboot the Router.Router Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . click More.

that will be displayed here. When the Router is using a Subnet Mask. DHCP Server. DHCP Clients Table. it is shown here. by checking a Delete box and clicking the Delete button. Ethernet network. the end of that range is shown here. Ethernet network. For the range of IP Addresses used by devices on your local.Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . as seen on your local. Ethernet network. IP Address. Ethernet network.Local Network The Local Network screen on the Status Tab displays the status of your network. and sever their connections. This is the Router’s MAC Address. If you are using the Router as a DHCP server. You can delete PCs from that list. MAC Address. Subnet Mask. as it appears on your local. For the range of IP Addresses used by devices on your local.Local Network Figure 5-53: DHCP Clients Table Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . This shows the Router’s IP Address.Local Network 43 . Clicking this button will open a screen to show you which PCs are utilizing the Router as a DHCP server. the beginning of that range is shown here. Figure 5-52: Status Tab . End IP Address. Start IP Address.

for both inbound and outbound traffic. Received Bytes. Total inbound and outbound bytes (8 data bit) on this interface. Received Packets. LAN and Wireless. If the Extension Link between the Routers are set. Clients Count. Bytes (8 data bit) sent out from this interface. Sent Bytes. For Wireless Interface. Figure 5-54: Traffic Statistics Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . The data are captured in ethernet packet or data bytes (8 bits). Total Packets. Total Bytes. Ethernet packets sent out from this interface. You may check with your ISP for the actual usage of the Internet traffic volume.Traffic Statistics The Router provides current statistical data for the interface of the Internet. it displays in "X+Y" format. Ethernet packets received from this interface. Displays the current status of each interface. Bytes (8 data bit) received from this interface. "X" is the current local AP associated client and "Y" is the client that is associated via the extension link from the Extension Router.Traffic Statistics 44 . Total inbound and outbound packets on this interface. Sent Packets. Status. Rebooting of the Router will lose the current statistics data.Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab .

Wireless Channel. MAC Address. it's not applicable if the Router is working in default Standard AP mode. a longtime inactive network client or a client with no access to the Router. As entered on the Wireless tab. If a client (a Computer or other Network device) has a fixed IP setting. SSID. As entered on the Wireless tab. this will display the channel on which your wireless network is broadcasting. or Disabled) used by the network. this will display the wireless mode (Mixed. Encryption Function. as seen on your local. Shows the link status from the Extension Router to the Main Router. As selected on the Wireless tab. As selected on the Wireless tab. Chapter 5: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab . B-Only. Shows the status of the current Router's Wireless Access Point(AP) working mode. This is the Router's MAC Address. wireless network. the Welcome screen may not be able to display its name. G-Only. AP Working Mode. some network clients also may not show on the Welcome screen. this will display disable or enable the Router use encryption for security. Figure 5-55: Status Tab .Wireless-G Home Router The Status Tab .Wireless The Wireless screen on the Status Tab displays the Router's current status and the configuration of your wireless network. Extension Link Status. this will display Wireless RF Scheduling information. this will display what type of encryption the Router uses for security. As selected on the Wireless tab. Displays Up for connected and Down for disconnected. As selected from the Wireless tab. and due to the Table Aging control. Network Mode.Wireless NOTE: Network Clients that show on the Welcome screen directly map from the current Router's DHCP client table. Wireless RF Scheduling. this will display the wireless network name or SSID. All information is read-only.Wireless 45 . for example. Security Mode.

Highlight it and click the Properties button.com. If you can’t find an answer here. Common Problems and Solutions 1. and click Close or the OK button for the Network window. Restart the computer when asked. Click the Security tab. and Control Panel. John for Host and home for Domain). 3. If your ISP has not provided the DNS IP address. and make sure the DNS Enabled option is selected. Enter the DNS entry provided by your ISP. Click Internet Options. enter 192. Make sure Work Offline is NOT checked. 4. If you only have one Ethernet adapter installed. contact your ISP to get that information or go to its website for the information. 7.g. which is the default IP address of the Router. and select Specify an IP address.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix A: Troubleshooting This appendix consists of two parts: “Common Problems and Solutions” and “Frequently Asked Questions. select the IP address tab. Then click the OK button. Click the Default level button. Make sure that each IP address is unique for each PC or network device. perform the following steps until you see the Web-based Utility’s login screen (Netscape Navigator will require similar steps): 1. This is a hard refresh. Settings. not cached ones. 5.” Provided are possible solutions to problems that may occur during the installation and operation of the Router. Enter a unique IP address that is not used by any other computer on the network connected to the Router. but I do not see the login screen.” If you are using Windows Explorer. Make sure the security level is Medium or lower. Read the descriptions below to help you solve your problems. 2. 2. Click Tools. I need to set a static IP address on a PC. select the TCP/IP-> associated with your Ethernet adapter. In The following network components are installed box. “404 Forbidden.1. I’m trying to access the Router’s Web-based Utility. 3. 2.linksys. In the TCP/IP properties window. you will only see one TCP/IP line with no association to an Ethernet adapter. I see a screen saying. You can assign a static IP address to a PC by performing the following steps: • For Windows 98SE and Me: 1. check the Linksys website at www. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 46 . which will force Windows Explorer to load new webpages. Double-click Network.168. Click Start.1. Click File. Click the Add button to accept the entry. 6. Click the Gateway tab. and in the New Gateway prompt.. Enter the Host and Domain names (e. Press CTRL + F5. Click the DNS tab. Instead. Click the OK button in the TCP/IP properties window.

and select the Properties option.168. Enter the Default Gateway. please follow the instructions for Windows 2000. 2.255. Click the OK button in the Local Area Connection Properties window. 2000. select Use the following DNS server addresses. 6.255. 5. 3. select Use the following DNS server addresses.255. and enter the Preferred DNS server and Alternative DNS server (provided by your ISP). highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). 4.0. Right-click the Local Area Connection that is associated with the Ethernet adapter you are using.Wireless-G Home Router • For Windows 2000: 1. highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Enter the Subnet Mask. 192.0.1 (Router’s default IP address). • For Windows XP: The following instructions assume you are running Windows XP with the default interface. Double-click Network and Dial-Up Connections. 7. Click the Properties button. Click the OK button in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. If you are using the Classic interface (where the icons and menus look like previous Windows versions). 3. Enter a unique IP address that is not used by any other computer on the network connected to the Router. Enter a unique IP address that is not used by any other computer on the network connected to the Router. 6. In the Components checked are used by this connection box. Click the Network and Internet Connections icon and then the Network Connections icon. Contact your ISP or go on its website to find the information. and select the Properties option. Click Start and Control Panel. Enter the Default Gateway.168. Click Start. For Windows 98SE. 4. 7. Right-click the Local Area Connection that is associated with the Ethernet adapter you are using. Toward the bottom of the window. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 47 . Contact your ISP or go on its website to find the information. 3. 2. Select Use the following IP address option. Me. Toward the bottom of the window. 255. 1. In the This connection uses the following items box. 255. Settings. Enter the Subnet Mask. 5. 8. and XP: • Refer to Windows Help for details. 192. and click the OK button in the Local Area Connection Properties window.1. and Control Panel. I want to test my Internet connection.255. and enter the Preferred DNS server and Alternative DNS server (provided by your ISP). 9.1.1 (Router’s default IP address). Click the OK button in the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window. and click the Properties button. Restart the computer if asked. 9. A Check your TCP/IP settings. 8. Make sure Obtain IP address automatically is selected in the settings.

• Make sure you are using the right Internet connection settings. • If you get a reply. C In the command prompt. try the ping command from a different computer to verify that your original computer is not the cause of the problem. In the Open field. If you cannot open a webpage. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. • If you do NOT get a reply.3.Wireless-G Home Router B Open a command prompt. there may be a problem with the connection. type command. and computer. Static IP Address. • If you get a reply. Check the Status tab of the Router’s web-based utility to see if you get an IP address. the computer is connected to the Router. • Refer to “Problem #3.yahoo. • If you need to register the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter with your ISP. • Make sure the cable connecting from your cable or DSL modem is connected to the Router’s Internet port. Please refer to the Setup section of “Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router” for details on Internet connection settings. 4. or PPPoE (commonly used by DSL consumers). The Internet or WAN IP Address can be found on the Status screen of the Router’s web-based utility. see the System section of “Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router” for details. and then turn on the Router. Verify that the Status page of the Router’s web-based utility shows a valid IP address from your ISP. • If you do NOT get a reply. type ping 192. type ping www. D In the command prompt. For example. For Windows 98SE and Me: • Click Start and Run. In the Open field. the computer is connected to the Internet.2. and cable/DSL modem. Check to see if the Internet column has a solidly lit Link/Act LED. Contact your ISP to see if your Internet connection type is DHCP. if your Internet or WAN IP address is 1. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 48 . • Make sure you have the right cable. cable/DSL modem.1. In the command prompt. please see “Appendix E: Finding the MAC address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter. the computer is communicating with the Router. • Turn off the computer.4. I want to test my Internet connection” to verify that you have connectivity. Press the Enter key or click the OK button. • If you get a reply.com and press the Enter key. try the ping command from a different computer to verify that your original computer is not the cause of the problem. type ping followed by your Internet or WAN IP address and press the Enter key.4 and press the Enter key. For Windows 2000 and XP: • Click Start and Run.3. Try the ping command from a different computer to verify that your original computer is not the cause of the problem.1 and press the Enter key.2. • If you do NOT get a reply. please check the cable. Router. type cmd.” If you need to clone the MAC address of your Ethernet adapter onto the Router. you would enter ping 1. I am not getting an IP address on the Internet with my Internet connection. Wait 30 seconds. and make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is selected in the TCP/IP settings for your Ethernet adapter.168.

1. Check “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter” for details on getting an IP address.1.168.” 6.168. We will be setting up web.1. I want to test my Internet connection” to verify that your computer is properly connected to the Router. you need to know the respective port numbers they are using. 4. • Refer to “Problem #3.100.102 Enabled X X X X When you have completed the configuration. and I need to remove the proxy settings or the dial-up pop-up window. 3. 6. To use a server like a web. Follow these steps to set up port forwarding through the Router’s web-based utility. 1. • Set a static IP address on your system. TCP and/or UDP. • Refer to “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP address for Your Ethernet Adapter” to verify that your computer has an IP Address. refer to “Problem #2: I need to set a static IP address. and port 25 (SMTP outgoing) and port 110 (POP3 incoming) are used for the mail server. or mail server. Consider the example below: Application Web server FTP server SMTP (outgoing) POP3 (incoming) Start and End 80 to 80 21 to 21 25 to 25 110 to 110 Protocol Both TCP Both Both IP Address 192. Enter the Start and End Port range of the service you are using.1. if the web server’s Ethernet adapter IP address is 192. Gateway. ftp. Access the Router’s web-based utility by going to http://192.” • Refer to “Problem #10: I am a PPPoE user.101 192. Enter the IP address of the PC or network device that you want the port server to go to.168. you would enter 100 in the field provided. if you have a web server. Enter any name you want to use for the Application. I am not able to access the Setup page of the Router’s web-based utility. ftp. For example. You can get more information by viewing the documentation provided with the server you installed. port 80 (HTTP) is used for web.1 or the IP address of the Router. 2. 5. you would enter the range 80 to 80.1. Go to the Applications & Gaming => Port Range Forward tab.102 192. For example. Select the protocol(s) you will be using.Wireless-G Home Router 5.100 192. I need to set up a server behind my Router and make it available to the public. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 49 .168. port 21 (FTP) is used for FTP.168. click the Save Settings button.168. and DNS. For example. Check the Enable option for the port services you want to use.1. and mail servers. Subnet Mask.

(In other words. Access the Router’s web interface by going to http://192. consider exposing one PC to the Internet using DeMilitarized Zone (DMZ) hosting. click the Save Settings button. Check the Enable option for the port services you want to use. For example. This also applies to the Internet applications you are using. if you want to host Unreal Tournament (UT).105 192.168.) Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 50 . since forwarding has priority over DMZ hosting. Enter the Start and End Port range of the service you are using.168. I can’t get the Internet game. 4. 3. 2. most will work without doing any port forwarding or DMZ hosting. Consider the example below: Application UT Halflife PC Anywhere VPN IPSEC Start and End 7777 to 27900 27015 to 27015 5631 to 5631 500 to 500 Protocol Both Both UDP UDP IP Address 192. Enter the IP address of the PC or network device that you want the port server to go to.Wireless-G Home Router 7. server. If the port number that the data enters from does not have port forwarding.1. Make sure you disable all the forwarding entries if you want to successfully use DMZ hosting. I need to set up online game hosting or use other Internet applications.1 or the IP address of the Router. or application to work.168. Follow these steps to set up online game hosting or use a certain Internet application: 1. you would enter 100 in the field provided.168. data that enters the Router will be checked first by the forwarding settings. This would require you to set up the Router to deliver incoming packets or data to a specific computer. The best way to get the information on what port services to use is to go to the website of the online game or application you want to use.100. Select the protocol(s) you will be using. TCP and/or UDP. 6. Check “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter” for details on getting an IP address. server.168.1.1. if the web server’s Ethernet adapter IP address is 192. 5.100 192. or application to function properly.100 Enabled X X X X When you have completed the configuration. Go to the Applications & Gaming => Port Range Forward tab. then the Router will send the data to whichever PC or network device you set for DMZ hosting.1. you would enter the range 7777 to 27900. If you are having difficulties getting any Internet game. If you want to play online games or use Internet applications.1. This option is available when an application requires too many ports or when you are not sure which port services to use. 8. For example. There may be cases when you want to host an online game or Internet application.102 192.1. Enter any name you want to use for the Application.168.

168. and click the Administration => Management tab. 3. Please follow these directions to verify that you do not have any proxy settings and that the browser you use is set to connect directly to the LAN. This will bypass the NAT technology for that computer. Advanced. I am a PPPoE user. 3. and enter the same password in the second field to confirm the password. Keep this information in case you want to use it at a later time. Go to the Applications & Gaming => Port Range Forward tab. and Proxies. Enter a different password in the Router Password field. Select Enable next to DMZ. • For Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. Preferences. If you have proxy settings. then perform the following steps: 1. Settings. Double-click Internet Options. I forgot my password. 5.Wireless-G Home Router Follow these steps to set DMZ hosting: 1. Click the LAN settings button and remove anything that is checked. and click Edit. Close all the windows to finish. Click the option Never dial a connection.1 or the IP address of the Router. 10. 3. 9. click the Save Settings button. 2. Because the Router is the gateway for the Internet connection. Reset the Router to factory default by pressing the Reset button for 10 seconds and then releasing it. Please refer to “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter” for details on getting an IP address. the computer does not need any proxy settings to gain access. Click the Save Settings button. or the password prompt always appears when I am saving settings to the Router.1. • For Netscape 4.7 or higher: 1. This will remove any dial-up pop-ups for PPPoE users. enter the IP address of the computer you want exposed to the Internet. Make sure you have Direct connection to the Internet selected on this screen. 4. Start Netscape Navigator. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 51 .1. In the Client PC IP Address field. and I need to remove the proxy settings or the dial-up pop-up window. you need to disable these on your computer. 3. 4.1 or the IP address of the Router. Click the Connections tab. and Control Panel. Once completed with the configuration.168. If you are still getting prompted for a password when saving settings. Access the Router’s web-based utility by going to http://192. Click Start. Disable or remove the entries you have entered for forwarding. Click the OK button to go back to the previous screen. Access the Router’s web-based utility by going to http://192.0 or higher: 1. Go to the Applications & Gaming => DMZ tab. Enter the default password admin. 2. 2. 2. 5.

255. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 52 . • There is a setup option to “keep alive” the connection. forwarding. so you may need to reestablish connection periodically.” 13. and follow the pdf’s instructions.com and download the latest firmware.Wireless-G Home Router 11. 2. (The default password is admin. the Router will revert to its original factory configuration. select the option Keep Alive.” Use the following IP address settings for the computer you are using: IP Address: 192. and set the Redial Period option at 20 (seconds).168. Click the Status tab. Go to the Linksys website at http://www. Press the F5 key to refresh the screen. Follow these steps: 1. and other settings on the Router to the factory default settings. Click the Save Settings button. My DSL service’s PPPoE is always disconnecting. PPPoE is not actually a dedicated or always-on connection. and click the Connect button.linksys. I need to set a static IP address. 6. • Click the Save Settings button to continue.255. The DSL ISP can disconnect the service after a period of inactivity. To start over. In order to upgrade the firmware with the latest features.1. 12. go to the web browser. just like a normal phone dial-up connection to the Internet. 2. Follow these steps to upgrade the firmware and/or make the Power LED stop flashing: • If the firmware upgrade failed. In other words. To connect to the Router. follow the steps in “Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware. use the TFTP program (it was downloaded along with the firmware). Open the pdf that was downloaded along with the firmware and TFTP program. 5. You may see the login status display as Connecting. I need to upgrade the firmware. The firmware upgrade failed. 14. and/or the Power LED is flashing.com. 1. you need to go to the Linksys website and download the latest firmware at www. follow steps 1. On the Setup screen.1 or the IP address of the Router. Hold the Reset button for 10 seconds and then release it. if asked. This may not always work. The upgrade could have failed for a number of reasons.168. until you see the login status display as Connected. • Set a static IP address on the PC. I need to set the Router to factory default.1.168.) 3.1. To upgrade the firmware. This will return the password.50 Subnet Mask: 255. refer to “Problem #2. Enter the password. 4.0 Gateway: 192. • If the connection is lost again.1 • Perform the upgrade using the TFTP program or the Administration tab of the Router’s web-based utility.6 to re-establish connection.linksys. and enter http://192.

and select Manual. Ensure that it is connected and powered on.1 or the IP address of the Router. Enter the password. If the LED keeps flashing after this time. and enter http://192. Restart the computer that is having a problem. • Manually configure the TCP/IP settings with a DNS address provided by your ISP.0.168. and Proxy. I can’t access my e-mail. • If your difficulties continue. • If you are having some difficulties. and then upgrade the firmware. 2.1. Make sure that Internet Explorer is set to Never dial a connection. perform the following steps: 1. click Edit. but still not working. Connect to it and check its settings. In the Size field. and then the Connection tab. The Power LED keeps flashing. in this order. (The default password is admin. • Make sure that your browser is set to connect directly and that any dial-up is disabled.255. check your Internet connection (DSL/cable modem. By default. For most DSL users. Try this list of values. the device is not working properly. If they do. it is strongly recommended to use MTU 1492. the LED stays solid to show that the system is working fine. The Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) setting may need to be adjusted. After finishing the checking procedure. The Power LED flashes when the device is first powered up. For Netscape Navigator. enter 1492. You can remove the Router to verify a direct connection. Internet Options. Make sure that Netscape Navigator is set to Direct connection to the Internet. until your problem is solved: 1462 1400 1362 1300 16.) • If the Router is configured correctly. Subnet Mask.Wireless-G Home Router 15. Preferences. click Tools. ensure that your workstation’s IP settings are correct (IP Address. Default Gateway.) to see if it is working correctly.1. To connect to the Router. Meantime. For Internet Explorer. change the Size to different values. the system will boot up itself and check for proper operation. When I enter a URL or IP address.168. the MTU is set at 1500. Click the Save Settings button to continue. I get a time-out error or am prompted to retry. Try using the following settings. Try to flash the firmware by assigning a static IP address to the computer. check the LAN and power connections. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Common Problems and Solutions 53 .50 and Subnet Mask: 255. • Check if other PCs work. go to the web browser. 4. one value at a time. check the Router. etc. • If the PCs are configured correctly. (If you cannot connect to it. IP Address: 192. and DNS). Advanced. web or I am getting corrupted data from the Internet. if asked. 17.255. Look for the MTU option.) 3.

The button should be lighted either orange or white. refer to each wireless device's documentation to locate the button on that device.Wireless-G Home Router Frequently Asked Questions After using SecureEasySetup. IPX. a NetWare communications protocol used only to route messages from one node to another. but do not have SecureEasySetup. Re-run the Setup Wizard. How do I set up additional devices using SecureEasySetup? Repeat the SecureEasySetup process for each device until all of your devices have been configured. Plug the Router into the cable/DSL modem’s Ethernet port. and AppleTalk. click Enter Wireless Settings Manually and continue to follow the onscreen instructions. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 54 . TCP/IP is the only protocol standard for the Internet and has become the global standard for communications. Refer to each wireless device’s documentation for instructions on how to enter these settings. click Click Here to Start and follow the on-screen instructions. I have devices that support WPA-Personal security. a communications protocol used on Apple and Macintosh networks. If your current wireless devices do not support WPA-Personal security. On the Configure Wireless Settings screen. Does the Router support IPX or AppleTalk? No. and then manually configure the settings for your non-SecureEasySetup devices. Where is the Router installed on the network? In a typical environment. Is IPSec Pass-Through supported by the Router? Yes. it is a built-in feature that the Router automatically enables. my existing wireless devices can no longer connect to the Router. On the Welcome screen for the Setup Wizard. For other SecureEasySetup devices. but those protocols cannot connect from the Internet to a LAN. the SecureEasySetup button is located on the front panel. SecureEasySetup uses WPA-Personal encryption. What is the maximum number of IP addresses that the Router will support? The Router will support up to 253 IP addresses. Print out the wireless security settings at the end of the SecureEasySetup process. then you cannot use SecureEasySetup on your network. You will need to manually configure your network security using the encryption supported by your existing devices. can be used for LAN to LAN connections. Can I still use SecureEasySetup? Yes. Where is my SecureEasySetup button? On the Router. the Router is installed between the cable/DSL modem and the LAN.

at this time. the Internet connection speed will vary depending on the speed of your broadband connection. 7779. Does the Router support any operating system other than Windows 98SE. 8. How do I get Half-Life: Team Fortress to work with the Router? The default client port for Half-Life is 27005. set the ListenPort to 8080 (to match the mapped port above) and ServerName to the IP assigned to the Router from your ISP. 7778. and 27900 to the IP address of the server. The user may have many private addresses behind this single address provided by the ISP. with the following fix: click ICQ menu -> preference -> connections tab->. Windows 2000.Wireless-G Home Router Does the Internet connection of the Router support 100Mbps Ethernet? The Router’s current hardware design supports up to 100Mbps Ethernet on its Internet port.6 won’t let multiple computers with the same CD key connect at Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 55 . (Port 8080 usually works well but is used for remote admin. the x would be 6. provide technical support for setup. The Internet user can then send a file to a user behind the Router. Windows Millennium.) Then in the [UWeb. 7780. I set up an Unreal Tournament Server. The Router also supports 100Mbps over the auto-sensing Fast Ethernet 10/100 switch on the LAN side of the Router.0. however.1. 7781. you need to create a static IP for each of the LAN computers and forward ports 7777. or Windows XP? Yes. You can also use a port forwarding range of 7777 ~ 27900. but others on the LAN cannot join. This lets multiple computers connect to the same server. One problem: Version 1. This adds a level of security since the address of a PC connected to the private LAN is never transmitted on the Internet. such as DSL or cable modems. NAT allows the Router to be used with low cost Internet accounts. when only one TCP/IP address is provided by the ISP. Furthermore. If you want to use the UT Server Admin. and check I am behind a firewall or proxy. What is Network Address Translation and what is it used for? Network Address Translation (NAT) translates multiple IP addresses on the private LAN to one public address that is sent out to the Internet. but Linksys does not. Unreal Tournament supports multi-login with one public IP.WebServer] section of the server. Can multiple gamers on the LAN get on one game server and play simultaneously with just one public IP address? It depends on which network game or what kind of game server you are using. and on up. Does the Router support ICQ send file? Yes. What do I need to do? If you have a dedicated Unreal Tournament server running. 7. Then set the firewall time-out to 80 seconds in the firewall setting. forward another port. The computers on your LAN need to have “+clientport 2700x” added to the HL shortcut command line. You may have to disable this.ini file. configuration or troubleshooting of any non-Windows operating systems. For example.

1. e. downloads are corrupt. What can I do? You may have to remove the proxy settings on your Internet browser. Advanced. How will I be notified of new Router firmware upgrades? All Linksys firmware upgrades are posted on the Linksys website at www.com. Make sure that your browser is set to connect directly and that any dial-up is disabled.linksys. and may disrupt your current connection stability.) Make sure that your proxy setting is disabled in the browser. and Proxy. How can I block corrupted FTP downloads? If you are experiencing corrupted files when you download a file with your FTP client. Check our website at www. even if on the same LAN (not a problem with 1. Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. Make sure that Netscape Navigator is set to Direct connection to the Internet. Or remove the dial-up settings on your browser.0 or Netscape Navigator 4. Downloading a more current version of Router firmware will not enhance the quality or speed of your Internet connection. I am not able to get the web configuration screen for the Router.0 or higher for Macintosh. Preferences. (Please look at the Network Control Panel in your Ethernet adapter’s Advanced Properties tab. If the Router’s Internet connection is working well. and turn off the “Auto-negotiate” feature of your Ethernet adapter as a temporary measure. Obtain and flash the latest firmware release that is readily available on the Linksys website.linksys.g. If all else fails in the installation.. unless that version contains new features that you would like to use. To upgrade the Router’s firmware. As far as hosting games.Wireless-G Home Router the same time. www. click Tools. or nothing but junk characters are being displayed on the screen. Just forward port 27015 to the local IP address of the server computer. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 56 . Internet Options.Firmware Upgrade tab of the Router’s web-based utility. use the Administration .0. and then the Connection tab. where they can be downloaded for free. and make sure that your browser is set to connect directly and that any dial-up is disabled. Make sure that Internet Explorer is set to Never dial a connection. Check with your browser documentation. there is no need to download a newer firmware version. click Edit. what can I do? Reset the Router by holding down the reset button until the Power LED fully turns on and off. The web page hangs.3).com for more information. the HL server does not need to be in the DMZ. Will the Router function in a Macintosh environment? Yes.linksys. try using another FTP program. but the Router’s setup pages are accessible only through Internet Explorer 4. For Internet Explorer. What do I need to do? Force your Ethernet adapter to 10Mbps or half duplex mode. Reset your cable or DSL modem by powering the unit off and then on. For Netscape Navigator.com.

11g standard. does the exposed user share the public IP with the Router? No. Is the Router cross-platform compatible? Any platform that supports Ethernet and TCP/IP is compatible with the Router.11g standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. How many ports can be simultaneously forwarded? Theoretically. It is recommended that you set your computer with a static IP if you want to use DMZ Hosting. see “Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter. The Router has DHCP server software built-in.11g standard? It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks.4GHz.Wireless-G Home Router What is DMZ Hosting? Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) allows one IP address (computer) to be exposed to the Internet.11g standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 54Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 57 .” If DMZ Hosting is used. filters. set port forwarding to 113 for the PC on which you are using mIRC. Some applications require multiple TCP/IP ports to be open. Consult the application’s documentation to determine if it supports operation over a network. To get the LAN IP address. What are the advanced features of the Router? The Router’s advanced features include advanced wireless settings. Can the Router act as my DHCP server? Yes. Does the Router pass PPTP packets or actively route PPTP sessions? The Router allows PPTP packets to pass through. the Router can establish 520 sessions at the same time. port forwarding. advanced routing. What is the IEEE 802. but you can only forward 10 ranges of ports. provided that the hardware complies with the 802. The 802. The 802. Can I run an application from a remote computer over the wireless network? This will depend on whether or not the application is designed to be used over a network. How do I get mIRC to work with the Router? Under the Port Forwarding tab. and DDNS. access restriction policies.

Before using the roaming function.11b functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What is ad-hoc mode? When a wireless network is set to ad-hoc mode. What is roaming? Roaming is the ability of a portable computer user to communicate continuously while moving freely throughout an area greater than that covered by a single access point.4GHz. for example.11g features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802. What IEEE 802. The ad-hoc wireless network will not communicate with any wired network. Each node must Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 58 . To achieve true seamless connectivity. the workstation must make sure that it is the same channel number with the access point of dedicated coverage area.11b standard? It is one of the IEEE standards for wireless networks.11b standard allows wireless networking hardware from different manufacturers to communicate. What is infrastructure mode? When a wireless network is set to infrastructure mode. the wireless-equipped computers are configured to communicate directly with each other. provided that the hardware complies with the 802.Wireless-G Home Router What is the IEEE 802. the wireless network is configured to communicate with a wired network through a wireless access point.11b standard.11g functions: • CSMA/CA plus Acknowledge protocol • OFDM protocol • Multi-Channel Roaming • Automatic Rate Selection • RTS/CTS feature • Fragmentation • Power Management What IEEE 802.11b features are supported? The product supports the following IEEE 802. The 802.11b standard states a maximum data transfer rate of 11Mbps and an operating frequency of 2. Each node and access point. must always acknowledge receipt of each message. The 802. the wireless LAN must incorporate a number of different functions.

integrity. Spectrum in the vicinity of 2. is being made available worldwide. Direct-Sequence SpreadSpectrum (DSSS) generates a redundant bit pattern for each bit to be transmitted. statistical techniques embedded in the radio can recover the original data without the need for retransmission. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 59 . it undertakes a new search. Achieving these functions simultaneously requires a dynamic RF networking technology that links access points and nodes. a spread-spectrum signal looks like background noise. Properly synchronized.Wireless-G Home Router maintain contact with the wireless network even when not actually transmitting data. What is Spread Spectrum? Spread Spectrum technology is a wideband radio frequency technique developed by the military for use in reliable. Communications between end node and host computer can then be transmitted up and down the backbone. in particular. the greater the probability that the original data can be recovered. it then re-registers. First. the net effect is to maintain a single logical channel. As the user moves on. If a receiver is not tuned to the right frequency. in effect. When a node no longer receives acknowledgment from its original access point. provided that the receiver knows the parameters of the spread-spectrum signal being broadcast. and security. In such a system. as well as the message load currently being carried by each access point and the distance of each access point to the wired backbone. To an unintended receiver. Upon finding a new access point. What is DSSS? What is FHSS? And what are their differences? Frequency-Hopping Spread-Spectrum (FHSS) uses a narrowband carrier that changes frequency in a pattern that is known to both transmitter and receiver.S. Even if one or more bits in the chip are damaged during transmission. the node next selects the right access point and registers its address. the user’s end node undertakes a search for the best possible access to the system. louder and thus easier to detect. Scientific and Medical) band. the end node’s RF transmitter regularly checks the system to determine whether it is in touch with the original access point or whether it should seek a new one. To an unintended receiver. FHSS appears to be short-duration impulse noise. Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) and Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS). Based on that information. This presents a truly revolutionary opportunity to place convenient high-speed wireless capabilities in the hands of users around the globe. and the communication process continues. This bit pattern is called a chip (or chipping code). There are two main alternatives. but the trade-off produces a signal that is. In other words. it evaluates such factors as signal strength and quality. What is ISM band? The FCC and their counterparts outside of the U. The longer the chip. have set aside bandwidth for unlicensed use in the ISM (Industrial. DSSS appears as low power wideband noise and is rejected (ignored) by most narrowband receivers. It is designed to trade off bandwidth efficiency for reliability. more bandwidth is consumed than in the case of narrowband transmission.4 GHz. mission-critical communications systems. secure.

Wireless-G Home Router What is WEP? WEP is Wired Equivalent Privacy. Start with the Router and your wireless PC in the same room and move it away in small increments to determine the maximum range in your environment. concrete floors. this number is usually permanent. Unlike IP addresses. ranging from 1 to 11. What is a MAC Address? The Media Access Control (MAC) address is a unique number assigned by the manufacturer to any Ethernet networking device. www. How many channels/frequencies are available with the Router? There are eleven available channels. as described in the IEEE 802. a data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit shared key algorithm. How do I reset the Router? Press the Reset button on the back panel for about five seconds. subject to the regulations of your region and/or country. Appendix A: Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions 60 . Verify that the same wireless security method and passphrase/keys are being used on all devices of your wireless network. If your questions are not addressed here. in North America. Every obstacle placed between the Router and a wireless PC will create signal loss. but not on your wireless adapter (or vice versa). There may be additional channels available in other regions. water and walls will inhibit the signal and reduce range. How do I resolve issues with signal loss? There is no way to know the exact range of your wireless network without testing. refer to the Linksys website. For all practical purposes. Wireless security is probably enabled on the Router. but I cannot see my network. You may also try using different channels. that allows the network to identify it at the hardware level. This will reset the Router to its default settings. Lead glass.linksys. such as a network adapter. making it a valuable identifier for the network.11 standard. I have excellent signal strength. the MAC address of a device stays the same.com. metal. which can change every time a computer logs onto the network. as this may eliminate interference affecting only one channel.

4.” NOTE: Some of these security features are available only through the network router or access point. Change the WEP encryption keys periodically. but they require specific action on your part for implementation. These messages can be easily decrypted and contain much of the network’s information. refer to “Chapter 6: Configuring the Wireless-G Home Router. 2. Enable MAC Address Filtering. Here are the steps you can take: Change the administrator’s password regularly. Appendix B: Wireless Security Security Precautions 61 .) are stored in its firmware. make it harder for a hacker to get that information. So. Please note that this may reduce your network performance. WEP keys. With every wireless networking device you use. can change those settings. 3. Security Precautions The following is a complete list of security precautions to take (at least steps 1 through 5 should be followed): 1. keep in mind that network settings (SSID. Refer to the router or access point’s documentation for more information.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix B: Wireless Security Linksys wants to make wireless networking as safe and easy for you as possible. Hackers know that in order to join a wireless network. The current generation of Linksys products provide several network security features. such as the network’s SSID (Service Set Identifier). etc. 7. For information on implementing these security features. Change the default SSID. If a hacker gets a hold of the administrator’s password. wireless networking products first listen for “beacon messages”. So. 6. 5. Change the administrator’s password regularly. too. he. Use WPA if it is available. Your network administrator is the only person who can change network settings. keep the following in mind whenever you are setting up or using your wireless network. Change the default password for the Administrator account. Change the SSID periodically. Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks Wireless networks are easy to find. Disable SSID Broadcast. Use the highest encryption algorithm possible.

Make it unique 3. This includes hackers. MAC Addresses. MAC Address filtering will allow you to provide access to only those wireless nodes with certain MAC Addresses.) IMPORTANT: Always remember that each device in your wireless network MUST use the same encryption method and encryption key or your wireless network will not function properly. don’t broadcast the SSID. Disable Broadcast 2. Change your SSID regularly so that any hackers who have gained access to your wireless network will have to start from the beginning in trying to break in. While this option may be more convenient. (The Linksys default SSID is “linksys”. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is the newest and best available standard in Wi-Fi security. Change your WEP key regularly WPA. Wireless networking products come with a default SSID set by the factory. There are several things to keep in mind about the SSID: 1. Enable MAC Address filtering. which utilizes a symmetric 128-Bit block data encryption. Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is often looked upon as a cure-all for wireless security concerns. which incorporates Message Integrity Code (MIC) to provide protection against hackers. WPA is stronger than WEP encryption. Change it often Most wireless networking devices will give you the option of broadcasting the SSID. Appendix B: Wireless Security Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks 62 . This makes it harder for a hacker to access your network with a random MAC Address. WPA and WPA2 give you a choice of two encryption methods: TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol). Use “Shared Key” authentication 3. Change your SSID to something unique and not something related to your company or the networking products you use. this can only provide enough security to make a hacker’s job more difficult. and AES (Advanced Encryption System). There are several ways that WEP can be maximized: 1. (AES is stronger than TKIP. Use the highest level of encryption possible 2.Wireless-G Home Router SSID. WEP Encryption. This is overstating WEP’s ability. it allows anyone to log into your wireless network. and WPA2 has stronger encryption than WPA. So. Again.) Hackers know these defaults and can check these against your network.

and enter a password in the WPA Shared Key field of 8-63 characters.999 seconds. Enter the IP address and port number of the RADIUS server. Implementing encryption may have a negative impact on your network’s performance. This method is WEP used in coordination with a RADIUS server. Enter the WEP settings. which instructs the Router or other device how often it should change the encryption keys. TKIP or AES. Enter the IP address and port number of the RADIUS server. but if you are transmitting sensitive data over your network. This method is WPA or WPA2 used in coordination with a RADIUS server. Then enter the key shared between the Router and its RADIUS server. Enter a Key Renewal period time between 0 and 99. RADIUS. These security recommendations should help keep your mind at ease while you are enjoying the most flexible and convenient technology Linksys has to offer. Appendix B: Wireless Security Security Threats Facing Wireless Networks 63 . WPA/WPA2-Enterprise.Wireless-G Home Router WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise use a RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) server for authentication. Select the type of algorithm. WPA/WPA2-Personal. encryption should be used. Then enter a Key Renewal period. which instructs the Router or other device how often it should change the encryption keys. Then enter the key shared between the Router and its RADIUS server. RADIUS uses a RADIUS server and WEP encryption.

which allows for a safer upgrade.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware The Router's firmware is upgraded through the Web-based Utility's Administration tab. 3. 2. Enter the location of the firmware's file or click the Browse button to find the file.linksys. 5. Click Firmware Upgrade. 4. Then click the Upgrade button and follow the on-screen instructions. Extract the firmware file on your computer. and click the Administration tab.com. 6. Open the Router’s Web-based Utility. Download the firmware from Linksys's website at www.You can also click the Safe Mode Upgrade link. and the Firmware Upgrade screen will appear. Figure C-1: Upgrade Firmware Appendix C: Upgrading Firmware 64 . Follow these instructions: 1.

This is true for wireless networks as well. or files over your network. folder. Windows is the most used operating system in the world and comes with many features that help make networking easier. Appendix D: Windows Help 65 . TCP/IP must be enabled. Windows Help provides complete instructions on adding PCs to your network. Windows Help provides complete instructions on enabling TCP/IP. These features can be accessed through Windows Help and are described in this appendix. Shared Resources If you wish to share printers. TCP/IP is a set of instructions. Network Neighborhood/My Network Places Other PCs on your network will appear under Network Neighborhood or My Network Places (depending upon the version of Windows you're running). TCP/IP Before a computer can communicate with the Router. Windows Help provides complete instructions on utilizing shared resources. Your PCs will not be able to utilize wireless networking without having TCP/IP enabled.Wireless-G Home Routerr Appendix D: Windows Help Almost Linksys wireless products require Microsoft Windows. all PCs follow to communicate over a network. or protocol.

The example in Figure E-3 shows the Ethernet adapter’s IP address as 192. Figure E-1: IP Configuration Screen Figure E-2: MAC Address/Adapter Address Note: The MAC address is also called the Adapter Address. Windows 98SE or Me Instructions 1. At the command prompt. Press the Enter key or click the OK button.1. 2. Write down the Adapter Address as shown on your computer screen (see Figure E-2). 2000. Click Start and Run. Then press the Enter key or the OK button. The MAC address/Adapter Address is what you will use for MAC address cloning or MAC filtering.168. This IP address is used for the Router’s filtering. Then press the Enter key. This is the MAC address for your Ethernet adapter and is shown as a series of numbers and letters. 2. 3.100. Me. or XP. enter ipconfig /all. enter winipcfg. forwarding. Your computer may show something different. Follow the steps in this appendix to find the adapter’s MAC or IP address in Windows 98. You can also find the IP address of your computer’s Ethernet adapter.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter This section describes how to find the MAC address for your computer’s Ethernet adapter so you can use the MAC filtering and/or MAC address cloning feature of the Router. When the IP Configuration screen appears. In the Open field. Click Start and Run. See Figure E-1. enter cmd. select the Ethernet adapter you have connected to the Router via a CAT 5 Ethernet network cable. In the Open field. Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter Windows 98SE or Me Instructions Figure E-3: MAC Address/Physical Address 66 . Windows 2000 or XP Instructions 1. and/or DMZ features.

two digits per field. Figure E-4: MAC Address Filter List Figure E-5: MAC Address Clone Appendix E: Finding the MAC Address and IP Address for Your Ethernet Adapter For the Router’s Web-based Utility 67 . enter the 12-digit MAC address in the MAC Address fields provided.Wireless-G Home Router 3. For the Router’s Web-based Utility For MAC filtering. See Figure E-5. For MAC address cloning. Note: The MAC address is also called the Physical Address. it is the MAC address for your Ethernet adapter. enter the 12-digit MAC address in this format.100. Your computer may show something different. The MAC address/Physical Address is what you will use for MAC address cloning or MAC filtering. WITHOUT the hyphens.1. XXXXXXXXXXXX.168. The example in Figure E-3 shows the Ethernet adapter’s IP address as 192. See Figure E-4. Write down the Physical Address as shown on your computer screen (Figure E-3). This appears as a series of numbers and letters.

Daisy Chain .An always-on. For more advanced terms.A unit of data that is usually eight bits long Cable Modem .g. AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) . www.A networking protocol that allows administrators to assign temporary IP addresses to network computers by "leasing" an IP address to a user for a limited amount of time.A device that forwards Internet traffic from your local area network. which in turn connects to the Internet. Boot . DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) . Bit .The transmission capacity of a given device or network.Allows the hosting of a website. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) .To start a device and cause it to start executing instructions.. Bandwidth . Default Gateway .An application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web.A device that connects a computer to the cable television network.com) and a dynamic IP address.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix F: Glossary This glossary contains some basic networking terms you may come across when using this product. Ad-hoc . one after the other. Also used to expand the range of a wireless network.A device that allows wireless-equipped computers and other devices to communicate with a wired network. Broadband .A security method that uses symmetric 128-bit block data encryption.xyz.linksys. Access Point . instead of assigning permanent IP addresses. Browser . see the complete Linksys glossary at http://www. or e-mail server with a fixed domain name (e.A group of wireless devices communicating directly with each other (peer-to-peer) without the use of an access point.A method used to connect devices in a series.com/glossary. fast Internet connection. Byte .A binary digit. FTP server. Appendix F: Glossary 68 .

A general authentication protocol used to control network access. DNS (Domain Name Server) .A device that interconnects networks with different.Removes the Router's firewall protection from one PC.Data transmission that can occur in two directions over a single line. EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) .A specific name for a network of computers. Half Duplex . FTP (File Transfer Protocol) .Encoding data transmitted in a network. Domain . Appendix F: Glossary 69 . Ethernet .A protocol used to send data over a network. Firewall .To receive a file transmitted over a network.An always-on broadband connection over traditional phone lines.The programming code that runs a networking device.A set of related programs located at a network gateway server that protects the resources of a network from users from other networks. incompatible communications protocols. Infrastructure . Encryption .The IP address of your ISP's server. HTTP (HyperText Transport Protocol) . but only one direction at a time.A protocol used to transfer files over a TCP/IP network. allowing it to be "seen" from the Internet.The communications protocol used to connect to servers on the World Wide Web.A temporary IP address assigned by a DHCP server.Wireless-G Home Router DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) . Download .A wireless network that is bridged to a wired network via an access point. Firmware .IEEE standard network protocol that specifies how data is placed on and retrieved from a common transmission medium. Dynamic IP Address . Many specific authentication methods work within this framework. Gateway . DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) . which translates the names of websites into IP addresses.The ability of a networking device to receive and transmit data simultaneously. IP (Internet Protocol) . Full Duplex .

PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) . storage.Wireless-G Home Router IP Address . MAC (Media Access Control) Address .A VPN protocol used to implement secure exchange of packets at the IP layer.A protocol that uses an authentication server to control network access. NAT (Network Address Translation) . Mbps (MegaBits Per Second) . Network .The address used to identify a computer or device on a network. Port . POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) .The connection point on a computer or networking device used for plugging in cables or adapters.A type of broadband connection that provides authentication (username and password) in addition to data transport.One million bits per second. Appendix F: Glossary 70 . RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service) . Passphrase .A standard mail server commonly used on the Internet.A Windows 2000 and XP utility that displays the IP address for a particular networking device. a unit of measurement for data transmission. IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) . Packet .An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is online.A technology enabling an Ethernet network cable to deliver both data and power. PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) . This protocol is also used as a type of broadband connection in Europe. a passphrase simplifies the WEP encryption process by automatically generating the WEP encryption keys for Linksys products.The computers and networking products that make up your local network.A company that provides access to the Internet. Power over Ethernet (PoE) .A unit of data sent over a network.A VPN protocol that allows the Point to Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. IPCONFIG . LAN .A series of computers or devices connected for the purpose of data sharing.The unique address that a manufacturer assigns to each networking device.Used much like a password. ISP (Internet Service Provider) . and/or transmission between users. Ping (Packet INternet Groper) .NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet.

Router . communications. Roaming . 2. and other services.A technology that inspects incoming packets of information before allowing them to enter the network. SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) . A data switch that connects computing devices to host computers.A version of the TCP/IP FTP protocol that has no directory or password capability.An address code that determines the size of the network. Appendix F: Glossary 71 . or changing the connections in an electrical circuit. Subnet Mask .A fixed address assigned to a computer or device that is connected to a network.Wireless-G Home Router RJ-45 (Registered Jack-45) . allowing a large number of devices to share a limited number of ports.A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Telnet . breaking. A device for making. Switch . SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall .The standard e-mail protocol on the Internet. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) . TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol) . Server .The amount of data moved successfully from one node to another in a given time period.A network protocol for transmitting data that requires acknowledgement from the recipient of data sent.A user command and TCP/IP protocol used for accessing remote PCs. SSID (Service Set IDentifier) . Static IP Address . Static Routing . SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) . TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) . printing.A set of instructions PCs use to communicate over a network.An Ethernet connector that holds up to eight wires.Your wireless network's name.A networking device that connects multiple networks together.Forwarding data in a network via a fixed path.The ability to take a wireless device from one access point's range to another without losing the connection. Throughput .Any computer whose function in a network is to provide user access to files.1.

WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) . Upload .A group of computers and associated devices that communicate with each other wirelessly. TX Rate .To replace existing software or firmware with a newer version.A method of encrypting network data transmitted on a wireless network for greater security. WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) . Topology .The Internet. Appendix F: Glossary 72 . WAN (Wide Area Network).A security measure to protect data as it leaves one network and goes to another over the Internet.a wireless encryption protocol that provides dynamic encryption keys for each packet transmitted. URL (Uniform Resource Locator) . which can be used in conjunction with a RADIUS server. Upgrade . VPN (Virtual Private Network) .a wireless security protocol using TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) encryption.The physical layout of a network.Transmission Rate.The address of a file located on the Internet.Wireless-G Home Router TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) . WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) .To transmit a file over a network.

IEEE 802.11g: 15 ± 1.51" (140 mm x 27 mm x 140 mm) 6.WEP. China) 14 Channels (Japan) Internet: One 10/100 RJ-45 Port for Cable/DSL Modem LAN: Four 10/100 RJ-45 Switched Ports One Power Port Reset Power. 2. WPA and WPA2 Encryption 5. IEEE 802. Internet Policy. Internet.11g.5 dBm (Typical) 11Mbps @ -87dBm (Typical) 54Mbps @ -70dBm (Typical) Double Firewalls (NAT and SPI).81 oz.5 dBm (Typical) 802. IEEE 802.06" x 5.11b 11 Channels (US. 4) 2 dBi 802. Wireless Security .193 kg) Ports Buttons LEDs Peak Gain of the Antenna Transmitted Power Receive Sensitivity Security Features Dimensions (W x H x D) Unit Weight Appendix G: Specifications 73 .Wireless-G Home Router Appendix G: Specifications Model Standards Channels WRH54G IEEE 802.51" x 1.11b: 18 ± 1. (0. and Ethernet (1.3.3u. 3. Wireless Filters. Canada) 13 Channels (Europe. Wireless.

Operating Humidity Storage Humidity DC 12V 500mA FCC 0ºC to 40ºC (32ºF to 104ºF) -20ºC to 60ºC (-4ºF to 140ºF) 10% to 85%. Non-Condensing 5% to 90%. Storage Temp.Wireless-G Home Router Power Certifications Operating Temp. Non-Condensing Appendix G: Specifications 74 .

Please direct all inquiries to: Linksys. IN NO EVENT WILL LINKSYS’ LIABILITY EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PRODUCT. Linksys does not warrant that the Product will be free of vulnerability to intrusion or attack. due to the continual development of new techniques for intruding upon and attacking networks. or maintained in accordance with instructions supplied by Linksys. repaired. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. This warranty does not apply if the Product (a) has been altered. If You are requested to return the Product. INDIRECT. EVEN IF LINKSYS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. ARE DISCLAIMED. INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix H: Warranty Information LIMITED WARRANTY Linksys warrants to You that. ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCT (INCLUDING ANY SOFTWARE). except by Linksys. Linksys pays for UPS Ground shipping from Linksys back to You only. Box 18558. REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). This warranty gives You specific legal rights. CONSEQUENTIAL. REVENUE OR PROFIT. if applicable. (b) has not been installed. P. Your exclusive remedy and Linksys' entire liability under this warranty will be for Linksys at its option to repair or replace the Product or refund Your purchase price less any rebates. OR FOR SPECIAL. so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to You.O. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD. TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW. Customers located outside of the United States of America and Canada are responsible for all shipping and handling charges. misuse. mark the Return Authorization Number clearly on the outside of the package and include a copy of your original proof of purchase. IN NO EVENT WILL LINKSYS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST DATA. CA 92623 USA. operated. your Linksys Product will be substantially free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. If the Product proves defective during the Warranty Period call Linksys Technical Support in order to obtain a Return Authorization Number. or accident. Irvine. BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE ON HAND WHEN CALLING. The foregoing limitations will apply even if any warranty or remedy provided under this Agreement fails of its essential purpose. and You may also have other rights which vary by jurisdiction. or (c) has been subjected to abnormal physical or electrical stress. for a period of one year (the “Warranty Period”). ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS. RETURN REQUESTS CANNOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT PROOF OF PURCHASE. This limited warranty extends only to the original purchaser. In addition. 75 Appendix H: Warranty Information . negligence. INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. so the above limitation may not apply to You. You are responsible for shipping defective Products to Linksys.

there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. FCC Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.11b or 802. uses. Safety Notices Caution: To reduce the risk of fire.11g operation of this product in the USA is firmware-limited to channels 1 through 11. This product has been tested and complies with the specifications for a Class B digital device. IEEE 802. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the equipment or devices • Connect the equipment to an outlet other than the receiver's • Consult a dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for assistance FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. Avoid using this product during an electrical storm. including interference that may cause undesired operation. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. Do not use this product near water.26 AWG or larger telecommunication line cord. Appendix I: Regulatory Information 76 . if not installed and used according to the instructions. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. This equipment generates. use only No. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and your body. may cause harmful interference to radio communications.Wireless-G Home Router Appendix I: Regulatory Information FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. which is found by turning the equipment off and on. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. for example. in a wet basement or near a swimming pool. However.

Consumers are required to comply with this notice for all electronic products bearing the following symbol: Appendix I: Regulatory Information 77 .Wireless-G Home Router User Information for Consumer Products Covered by EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) This document contains important information for users with regards to the proper disposal and recycling of Linksys products.

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